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THIRTY-NINTH 



Annual Reports 

OF THE 

TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 



For Year Ending Feb. 28, 1891. 




LYNN, MASS.! 

PRESS OF G. H. & W. A. NICHOLS, 
1891. 



THIRTY-NINTH 



Annual Reports 

OF THE 

TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT 

For Year Ending Feb. 28, 1891. 




LYNN, MASS.: 

PRESS OF G. H. & W. A. NICHOLS, 
18 9 1. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

We have carefully examined the accounts of the different 
departments and find them to be correct, and proper vouchers 
on file for the same, and we respectfully present the follow- 
ing reports for your consideration. 



WILLIAM F. NORCROSS, 
L. FRANK CAHOON, 
AUGUSTINE W. RICH, 2D. 



i 



Auditing 
Committee. 



CONTENTS. 



Page 

Assessors' Valuation 59 

Appointed Town Officers, List of 65, 66 

Auditors' Remarks 3 

C atch-basins and Gutters 29, 30 

Cemetery Department 45 

Concrete and Curbstone 49 

Drinking Fountain 25 

Essex Street, Improvement of 24 

Fire Department 12-16 

Health Department . . . . : 37 

Highway Department 33-36 

Hillside Avenue, Improvement of 25 

Hose, Hose-reel, and Fire-alarm Boxes 28 

Humphrey Street, Improvement of 23 

Humphrey Street. Widening of, near beach bluff Avenue 23, 24 

Indigent Soldiers' Aid 46 

Jurors, List of 62 

King Street. Draining of . . 27 

Library 47 

Memorial Day 22 

Monument Lot, Care of 32 

Xewhalls Court, Improvement of 38 

Xotes Payable, List of 60 

Police Department 31, 32 

Poor Department 5°~53 

Public Property 58 

Recapitulation 54 

Report of Board of Health 86 



CONTENTS. 5 



Pace 

Report of Chief of Police 

Report of Committee on Crusher S3, 84 

Report of Fire Engineers 92, 93 

Report of Library Trustees S5 

Report of Milk Inspector 87 

Report of School Committee 149-164 

Report of Selectmen 67-82 

Report of Street Light Committee 97-102 

Report of Superintendent of Cemetery 8S 

Report of Superintendent of Streets 94-96 

Report of Town Clerk 103-148 

School Department 17-22 

Selectmen's Department 7-12 

Side-walk Department 39 , 40 

Soldiers and Sailors 40 

Steps to Kings Beach 30 

Street Lights 43 

Stone Crusher 41 

' Street Crossings 2S 

State Aid 44 x 

Statistics 61 

Survey for System of Sewerage 46 

Town Hall 48 

Town Hall, Repairs of 38 

Town Warrant 165-170 

Tax Collector's Account 55 

Treasurer's Account 56,57 

ToWn Officers, List of 63, 64 

Water Pipes « 42 

Water Rates 26 

Valuation List in Back of Book 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES, 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation $4,000 00 

Amount of Expenditures 3,759 68 



Balance Unexpended $240 32 



EXPENDITURES. 

Adams, J. I. 

asphalting stone wall steps $3 75 

repairing map of town 1 25 

'1 coasting signs 1 ". r i $6 75 

Alger, J. E. 

distributing town reports of 1889-90. . 3 00 

Alley, F. M. 

returning 54 deaths, 1887-88-89 13 50 

Assessors, Board of 

postage, stationery and expenses 12 03 

Boynton, Everett 

book and pencil for milk inspector .... 35 
Boynton & Co. 

stationery and official services 3 25 

Breed, S. N. & Co., lumber 80 

Amount carried forward, $39 68 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $39 68 

Bunting, A. R. 

services as chairman of selectmen, 

1890-91 $250 00 

traveling expenses, telegram and ex- 
press 16 06 266 06 

Bunting, E. A., preparing valuation list. . . . 20 00 

Butcher, J. W. 

lumber and labor at hay scales 7 11 

" « 3 80 10 91 

Cahoon, L. F., services as auditor, 1889-90. . 50 00 

Carrol], M. P. 

services as collector of taxes, 1890-91 . . 350 00 

Chapman, John, services as assessor, 1890-91 75 00 

Chase, W. B. 

returning 14 births 3 50 

postage stamps 2 00 5 50 

Coffin, Z. C. 

nails and labor on fence at Xewhall court 3 50 

Connor, G. M. 

car fare and express on can of fish 1 65 

Delano, Gilbert, 2 bulletin boards 6 50 

Doane, F. & C. 

record book 19 00 

ledger. . . 17 75 36 75 

Eastman, E. S. 

stamped envelopes 10 90 

postage stamps 2 50 13 40 

Eastman, F. H., surveying and plans 54 50 

Gardner, Peleg 

services as assessor, 1890-91 60 00 

lumber and repairs, Danvers street 

bridge 33 55 

lumber and repairs on drain 6 90 

" hardware and labor on drain at 

Beach Bluff 22 13 122 58 

Amount carried forward, * 1,056 03 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 9 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $1,056 03 

Gannon, John 

services as committee on stone crusher. 8 00 

Gay, C. W. 

plans, survey, etc., Beach avenue 54 10 

Getehell, B. T., teaming plank I 00 

( Jriffin, Frank 

lumber, nails ami labor on pound 3 25 

Ham. L. M. & Co. 

cover for sewer, and labor at Beach Blurt' 

drain 42 08 

Hamilton & Balcomb 

building sewer as per contract 190 00 

Harding, M. B., posting notices 1 00 

Harmon, Charles 

services as teller, March 15,1890 £2 5<> 

use of team *. 3 50 00 

Harris, A. L. 

services as selectman, 1890-91 200 00 

Harris, C. E. 

services as milk inspector, 1890-91 8 00 

Harris, G. W. 

services as justice of peace, 1889-90. ... 10 25 
M " sealer of weights and meas- 
ures , I 00 11 25 

Hastings & Sons, advertising 4 75 

Herbert, G. C, 3 inkstands 2 55 

Holden, Geo. H. & Co., nails, locks, etc 2 69 

Honers, B. O., services as treasurer, 1890-91 300 00 

Hurd, S. P., services as teller March 15,1890 2 50 

Ingalls, F. E. 

services as teller, March 15, 1890 2 50 

" " registrar of voters, 1890-91.. 17 50 20 00 
Kendrick, Mrs. Henry 

storage of life boat 1 year to Nov. 18, 

1890 * 10 00 

Amount carried forward, 81,918 20 



1 O REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $1,918 20 

King, G. F. & Merrill, stationery 7 32 

leader Publishing Co. 

1000 books, Town by-laws #20 00 

printing by-laws in Leader 24 00 44 00 

Lyons, J. T. 

11] davs' labor on culverts, $2.00 22 50 

Marblehead, Town of, tax on' gravel pit. ... 5 64 

Marshall, G \V. 

services as inspector of election, Nov. 4, 

1890 5 00 

services as registrar of voters. 1890-91. . 17 50 22 50 

Martin, G., expressing 1 00 

Meek, H. M., election blanks I 94 

Millett, D. H. 

services as assessor and secretary, 

1890-91 .*. 200 00 

copy of valuation book of 1889 to State 

Department 20 00 220 00 

Morse, E. R. Safe Co. 

cleaning locks of safes and changing 

combinations 6 00 

Myers, Daniel 

11-i- days' labor on culverts at $2.00 .... 23 50 

Myers, D. J. 

11 days' labor on culverts at $3.00 33 00 

Xesbett. A. F. 

labor and refreshments at town meet- 
ing 7 25 

labor and refreshment at election, 

Nov. 4, 1890 6 61 13 86 

Nichols, G. H. & W. A. 

1000 town reports, 1889-90 128 20 

2000 bill heads 12 00 

1000 letter heads 4 50 

5 order books 30 00 

50 town warrants 9 50 

posters and circulars 6 75 190 95 



Amount carried forward, $2,513 41 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. . 1 1 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $2,513 41 

Nichols, T. P. 

tax bills and binding books SI 7 50 

" " blanks, etc 22 25 

25 warrants 3 00 

posters and dog notices 3 50 40 25 

Norcross, W. F. 

services as auditor, 1889-90 50 00 

" " teller, March 15th, 1890 2 50 52 50 

Pedrick, F. E., list of vessel owners 2 00 

Pedrick, Thomas, care of hay scales, 1 year. 20 00 

Philbrick & Pope. 

pipe, labor, etc., on drinking fountain at 

hay scales 4 46 

Phillips & Adams, painting bulletin boards . 1 00 

Pitman, J. P. M. S. 

teaming stone for culverts 6 25 

Reed, C. E. 

distributing town reports of 1889-90.. . . :» 00 

Roberts, C. K. & W. H. 

expressing to Dec. 15, 1890 9 00 

Robinson & Blaney, 

services as town counsel 200 00 

cash paid entering by-laws 8 00 208 00 

Rich, A. W., 2d, 

services as auditor, 1889-90 50 00 

Rowell, C. G. 

services, secretary of selectmen, 1890-91. 175 00 

car fares, account book, etc 2 90 ITT 90 

Small, J. P., keys and labor on locks 1 20 

Stimpson, D. P. 

insurance for 3 years ISO 00 

searching records, registering deeds, etc. 4 40 184 40 
Stone, H. R. 

services as inspector of elections, Xo v. 4, 

1890 5 00 



Amount carried forward, $3,286 37 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $3,280 37 

Till, G. T. 

services as town clerk, 1890-91 $100 00 

" " clerk of board of registrars, 

1890-91 ;. 45-00 

returning births, marriages and deaths. 43 45 
license blanks, express and postage.... 4 21 192 66* 
Wardwell, E. X. 

services as moderator at town meeting, 

1890 25 00 

Warren, M. R., license blanks 65 

Washburri, John, use of teams 17 00 

Wheeler, James 

posting town warrants 7 50 

notifying town officers 3 00 10 50 

White, Bros. 

binding 2 volumes town reports 2 50 

Widger, A^C. 

services as selectman, 1890-91 200 00 

Widger, J. R., preparing valuation list 25 00 



#3,759 68 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation $1,800 00 

Amount of Expenditures 1,709 75 



Balance Unexpended 90 25 



EXPENDITURES. 

American Express Co. 

express oil 4 boxes from Seneca Falls . $13 K> 

Berry, C. E., collars, names and springs . 92 15 



Amount carried forward, $105 25 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



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FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward. $105 25 

Boston Woven Hose Co. 

6 ladder straps $4 50 

4 rein snaps ' 4 00 

1 pipe tip 1 67 10 17 

Cahoon, G. P. 

services as assistant engineer one year 

to March 1, 1 891 . . 50 00 

care of tire alarm to March 1, 1891 . . 20 88 

labor on wires • . . . . 4 17 75 00 

Carpenter, Martin, 4 scrub brushes 80 

Cole, A. H. 

services as fireman 10 months to March 

% 1891 20 83 

Collins, C. H. 

services as engineer of steamer for the 

year ending May 1, 1800 50 00 

services as engineer of steamer 10 

months to March 1, 1891 83 33 133 33 

Clark, L. G. 

services as fireman 9 months to March 1, 

1891. . '.v v ,\ 18 75 

Corson, P. A. 

5 bridle boxes \h 00 

repairing and putting np boxes .... 1 50 16 50 

Crowe, J. X.. 60 ladder rounds at 6 cents . 3 60 

Duffy, J. B. 

handle for hose carriage 5 00 

' 1 'eye bolt M ' 1 25 6 26 

Earp, W. G. 

services as fireman 1 year to Mrrch 1, 

1891 25 00 

Eastman, G. W. 

services as fireman '2 months to May 1. 

1890 * V 4 17 



Amount carried forward. $419 65 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $419 65 

Emerson, G. W. 

forgings, ropes, etc $5 58 

labor and merchandise 2 45 8 03 

Falls, F. E., 10 pounds waste at 10 cents. . 1 00 

Fogg, C. H., 1 set harness 50 00 

Foster, G. D. 

services as ti reman 9 months to March 

1, 1891 18 75 

Gott, W. B. 

services as fireman 9 months to Mar. 1, 

1891 18 75 

Griffin, Frank 

services as fireman 10 months to Mar. 1, 

1891 . 20 83 

lumber, nails and labor 31 04 51 87 

Hawes, J. B. 

services as fireman 1 year to Mar. 1, 

1891 * 25 00 

Hicks, G. B., changing glass on fire alarms . 1 00 

Holden, G. H. & Co. 

wagon jack, chimneys, etc • 7 40 

Iloners & YVardwell, 

fuel 40 68 

1 ton Cannel coal 18 25 58 93 

Kendrick, C. D. 

services as fireman 10 months to Mar. 1, 

1891 20 p3 

Lynn & Boston Horse Railroad Co. 

use of horses from April 6, 1889, to 

June 8, 1890 80 00 

Marblehead Water Co., repairing hydrants . 13 50 

McDonough, Michael 

services as fireman 1 year to Mar. 1, 

1891 25 00 

* 

Amount carried forward, 8799 71 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 1 5 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, 71 

Melzard, J. E. 

services as fireman 10 months to Mar. 1, 

1800 *20 83 

services as fireman 1 year to Mar. 1, 

1891 25 00 

painting ladders 19 52 

2 lights of glass 1 00 

use of team 3 50 69 85 

Mitchael, A. W., badges 10 82 

Xew England Telephone and Telegraph Co. • 

rent of telephone 1 year 52 00 

tolls 45 52 45 

Nichols, G. H. &. W. A. 

50 fire alarm cards 2 50 

O'NeiL D., 1 pole £5 00 

Owens, J. G. 

services as driver to May I, ISHO . . . 30 00 
" " u 10 months to Mar. 1, 

1891 41 06 71 66 

d, L. W. 

services as fireman 9 months to Mar. 1, 

1891 18 75 

Pitman, J. P. M. S» 

services as assistant engineer to Mav 1, • 

1890 7 '. . * 34 

Philbrick & Pope, stovepipe, labor, etc. . . 11 60 

Pratt, I). H. 

services as assistant engineer 10 months 

to Mar. 1, 1891 41 60 

Reed, A. W. 

services as fireman to Mar. 1, 1890 . . 8 3'2 
« " 1 year to Mar. 1,1891 25 00 
u " janitor of engine house 41 
weeks and 3 days to Feb. 7, 1891 at 

#4.00 per week/ 165 68 

labor on fire alarm • . 4 00 

labor on steamer 4 52 *207 5*2 



Amount carried forward, $1,329 86 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $1,329 8(3 

Reed, C. E. 

services as janitor at engine house 8 

weeks and 4 nights to April 25, 1890 134 28 
services as fireman to May I, 1890. . . 4 17 
repairing wires 1 00 

1 bottle Eureka polish 1 00 40 45 

Rich, B. F. 

services as fireman to May 1, 1890. . . 4 17 

Rich, W. T. 

services as fireman, to May 1, 1890. . . 4 17 

Roberts, C. K. 

services as chief engineer 1 year to 

Mar. 1, 1891 50 00 

Roberts, C. K. &. W. H. 

expressing 8 25 

rubbers, waste, etc 2 25 10 50 

Roberts, M. T. 

services as fireman I yeartoMar. 1,1891 25 00 

Rowell,C. G. 

services as fireman 1 year to Mar. 1, 1891 25 <>() 

Russell, Edwin 

services as fireman 1 yearto Mar. 1, 1891 25 on 

labor on fire ^larm " 2 Oil 27 00 

Savillc, Somes & Co. 

4S.V gallons H. T. oil at S\ cents ... 4 00 
5l£ gallons H. T. oil at 8 cents .... 412 

2 barrels . . - 3 00 11 12 

Sawyer & Chase, 

setting tires of steamer, etc 8 on 

Silsby Manufacturing Co. 

repairs On steamer 95 :>4 

Stevens, G. M., supplies for tire alarm . . . 55 14 

Till, G. T., sheets, pillows and slips .... 3 88 

Washburn, John, use of teams 6 50 

Wilkinson. A. J., plyers, climbers, etc. . . 13 62 



$1,709 75 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 1 7 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation. $11,500 00 

Income of Massachusetts school fund 19 60 



$11,519 60 

Amount of Expenditures 11,408 69 



Balance Unexpended $110 91 



EXPENDITURES. 

Adams, W. P., 4 books . . $3 87 

American Book Co., books 15 00 

Balch Bros., 4 Century Dictionaries 50 00 

Balch, G. P. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891. . . $1,500 00 

cash paid for netting and tacks 1 73 1,501 73 

Barnes, A. S. & Co., 1 History of TJ. S 2 52 

Bill, E. A., services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 610 00 
, Boston School Supply Co. 

books and supplies 115 46 

Boynton & Co., 29 books 5 80 

Bry'son, James, cleaning yard Farm School . 3 00 

Cahill, Thomas, \ day's labor Beach School . . 1 00 

Carter, Dinsmore & Co., 1 gal. ink 1 20 

Carter, Rice & Co., paper 40 07 

Carroll, Patrick, I day's labor Beach School . 1 00 
Casey, Bridget 

services as janitress to Feb. 28, 1891. . . 50 00 
Coan, Harriet 

services as janitress to Feb. 28, 1891. . . 125 00 
Coffin, Z. C. 

platform in hall 2 75 

flag staff 13 35 16 10 



Amount carried forward, $2,542 65 



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KEPOHT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $2,542 65 

Crosman, G. L. 

services as school committee to Nov. 22, 

1890 ... $72 75 

cash paid E. S. Tobey for lectures 10 00 

" " C. W. Birtwell for lectures . . 10 00 

« " for postage 1 40 94 15 

Chapman, John 

plan of out-building 2 00 

superintending grading of lot 8 00 10 00 

Delano, Gilbert 

building fence, Pine St., as per contract. 1*25 00 
window cord, labor, etc., Pine street. . . 4 9*2 
" " " " Beach School. . 1 36 

lumber and labor at Farm School 2 50 

carpentering and material 58-27 192 05 

De Lory, W. A. 

contract and extra work Grammar School 75 < X > 

plumbing and material 10 04 85 04 

Dennison Mfg. Co., gummed paper .V> 

De Wolf, Fisk & Co., 2 books 2 33 

Drake, G. L. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 .... 510 00 

4 books 2 25 512 2o 

Eastern Educational Bureau 

3| yards black board cloth 3 27 

Eastman, E. S., repairing clocks 1 60 

Effingham. Maynard & Co., book 1 00 

Eldredge Florence, ribbon for diplomas. . . . on 

Farrell, Patrick 

2 days' labor with team $3.50 7 # 00 

Fernald, M. H. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 550 00 

Forbes, W. F., tuning organ . 3 00 



Amount carried forward, $4,011 49 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 1 9 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $4,011 49 

Gardner, Peleg 

carpentering and material, Grammar 

School $22 15 

carpentering and material, Farm School 5 50 
removing and storing storm door, Pine 

street 75 28 40 

Getchell, B. T. 

teaming seats to Lynn 1 00 

" " from Beach to Gram- 
mar School 1 50 2 50 

Ginn & Co., books, charts, etc 65 16 

Gould, F. A. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 500 00 

Hadley, E. J. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 550 00 

Hastings, W. P. 

services as school committee to Feb. 28, 

1891 100 00 

Herbert, G. C, stationery and supplies 4 40 

Holden, G. H., & Co., glass, saw, brush, etc. 7 86 

Honers & Ward well, 

fuel Beach School 51 40 

" Essex Street School 76 27 

" Farm School 37 00 

" Grammar School 172 16 

« Pine Street School 102 57 

" 11 00 450 40 

Hook, Hiram 

44 yards concrete at 46c. Beach School. 20 24 

45 " " " " Essex Street 
School 20 70 

covering 49 yards concrete at 30c 14 70 55 64 

Ingalls, F. E. 

services as school committee to Feb. 28, 

1891 25 00 



Amount carried forward, $5,800 85 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $5,800 85 

Ingalls & Kendricken, 

repairs on heating apparatus Red in gt on . 

Street School $25 86 

repairs on heating apparatus Pine Street 

School 5 4S 81 34 

Tverson, Blakeman <fc Co., 18 books 2 92 

King, F., & Merrill, 

stationery and supplies. 65 60 

Leach, Shewell & Sanborne, supplies 30 

Lee & Shepard, books 4 '20 

Lippincott, J. B., Co., books 37 66 

Lynn Board of Health, 

356 pounds disinfectant 17 80 

Machon, E. J. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 450 00 

Marblehead Water Co. 

M ater rates Pine Street School 1 year to 

April I, 1891 10 00 

water rates Redington Street School 

1 year to April 1, 1891 10 00 20 00 

Martin, G., teaming benches 75 

May, L. A., Co., dusters, mats, etc 23 97 

McDonough, John 

cleaning vaults 12 00 

I day's labor with team 1 75 13 75 

Melzard, G. R. 

services as janitor Pine Street School to 

Feb. 28, 1891 lie 00 

services as janitor Essex Street School 

to Feb. 28, 1891 75 oO 

extra labor 6 85 231 85 

Melzard, J. E. 

paint and labor Essex Street School. . 60 on 

* " Farm School 28 00 

9 lights glass 2 60 90 60 

Amoimt carried forward, *6,791 59 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 21 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought fonvard, £6,791 59 

Melzard, Washington 

removing furniture from schools . . . 15 00 

Mott, A. M. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 . . 540 00 

Murphy; Leavens & Co., feather dusters . . 16 95 

Nesbett, A. F. 

services as janitor at graduation. ... f>6 00 

" " M " lectures 2 00 8 00 

Nichols, G. H.&. W. A. 

25 coj>ies School Report 7 50 

programmes, etc 16 25 23 75 

Perry, G. S., books and paper. . • 2-7-80 

Philbrick & Pope, 

plumbing and supplies Grammar School 2 62 
" " " Pine St. u 2 95 

" " " Essex St. " 9 24 

" " " Beach " 2 43 

" " " Farms " 19 99 

1 Puritan heater " a 45 00 

ventilator and pipe " " 49 80 132 03 

Phillips & Adam-. 

painting Grammar School as per contract 105 00 

Beach " " " " 58 00 163 00 

Prang Educational Co., books and supplies . 58 44 

Roberts, C. K. & W. H. 

expressing to Dec. 2*2, 1890 12 50 

Roberts, M. T., I day's labor with team . . 1 75 

Roderick, Charles 

services as janitor to Feb. 28, 1891 . . 480 00 

" " truant officer 1 year 3 75 

extra labor and supplies 16 15 499 90 

Rogers, W. H. 

services as school committee to Feb. 28, 

1891 100 00 

expressing and incidentals 4 75 104 75 



Amount carried forward. $8,395 46 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $8,395 46 

Rowell, Charles 

mason's material and labor at Farm 

School 42 08 

Ryan, M. J. 

3* days' labor at Beach School .... 7 00 

Shackley, E. J. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 . . 470 00 

Small, J. P., keys and repairs on locks. . . 11 65 

Stanley, L. C. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 . . $400 00 

1 melodeon . 10 00 410 00 

Stocker, A. C, 26 books 6 73 

Thayer, H. A. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 . . 450 00 

Thompson, Brown & Co., 42 sets blanks . . 17 50 

Thorp and Adams Mfg. Co., gummed labels 1 75 

Till, G. T., 18 shades at $1.25 22 50 

Titus & Buckley, 3 chairs 8-4)0 

University Publishing Co., 7 books .... 4 24 

Ware, William & Co., books and supplies . 10 08 

Washburn, L. P. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 . 500 00 

Wells, M. A. 

services as teacher to Feb. 28, 1891 . . 450 oo 

Whitcomb, A. G. 

desks for Grammar, Beach and Pine 

Street Schools 601 70 



$11,408 69 



MEMORIAL DAY. 

Appropriation $50 00 

EXPENDITURES. 
Gen. J. L. Bates Post, 118, G. A. R. . $50 00 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 23 



Humphrey Street Improvement. 

Appropriation #1,800 00 

Amount of Expenditures 1,864 50 



EXPENDITURES. 

Eastman, F. H., measuring ledge $2 00 

Evans & Sinnieks, bricks, cement and labor 89 15 

Gardner, Peleg 

lumber and labor moving fence . ... 28 25 

Gay, C. W. 

locating lines and grades, specifications, 

etc 102 40 

Tuttle, H. S. 

building culvert as per contract $1,538 00 

blasting ledge, 59 yards at $2.50 .... 147 50 

1 grating * 7 20 1,692 70 



$1,864 50 



Widening Humphrey Street. 

Appropriation $800 00 

Amount of Expenditures 636 86 



Balance unexpended $163 14 



EXPENDITURES. 

Bryson, James, 5 days' labor with team,$3.50 $17 50 

Eveleth, A. Y., 5£ " " " " 2.00 10 50 

Ford, Dennis, 17^ " " « " 3.00 61 24 
Gay, C. W. 

locating lines and grades, specifications, 

etc 46 37 

Harris, Robert, 16 days' labor with team, 3.50 84 00 

Amount carried forward, §219 61^ 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



WIDENING HUMPHREY STREET. 



Amount brought forward, $219 61 

Myers, Daniel, 8 « " $2.00 16 00 

Myers, J. H., 4 " " 2.00 8 00 

Reed, C. E., 6£ « 2.00 13 00 

Ryan, Timothy, 2£ « .2.00 4 50 

Stocker, C. W., 5 " " 2.00 10 00 

Tuttle, H. S., labor on ledge as per contract 850 00 
Washburn, John 

\\ days' labor with team 3.50 15 75 



$636 86 



Essex Street Improvement. 

Appropriation $200 00 

Amount of Expenditures 190 75 



Balance unexpended $9 25 



EXPENDITURES. 



Cahill, Thomas, 


6i days' labor , 


$2.00 


$13 00 


Carrol], Patrick, 


6^ « 


u 


2.00 


13 00 


Farrell, Patrick, 


3i " 


" with team 3.50 


12 25 


Finnegan, James, 


3 " 


6t 


2.00 


, 6 00 


Gannon, D. M. L., 1 " 


a 




2 00 


Kain, William, 


3J " 


u 


2.00 


7 00 


Lyons, J. T., 




it 


2.00 


7 00 


Mahan, John, 


10 " 


u 


2.00 


20 00 


Myers, Daniel, 


11 « 


11 


2.00 


22 00 


Myers, John, 


10f " 


11 


2.00 


21 50 


Ryan, M. J., 


2 " 


u 


2.00 


4 00 


Shaw, S. H., 


5 '< 


(( 


2.00 


10 00 


Stone, A. G., 


9 " 


ii 


2.00 


18 00 


Widger, J. H., 


10 « 


" with team 3.50 


35 00 



$190 75 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



25 



Hillside Avenue Improvement. 

Appropriation $600 0( 

Amount of Expenditures 555 9< 

Balance Unexpended *44 Id 

EXPENDITURES. 

Currier, Mrs. C. S., 153 loads gravel at 10c. . 15 3< 
Eastman, F. H. 

giving grade of Hillside avenue 2 00 

Griffin, Frank 

lumber and labor on drains and fences. . 9 90 

Gay, C. W., surveying and stakes 24 70 

Mahan, John, 4 days' labor $2.00 8 00 

Ryan, M. JL, 5| " " 2.00 11 00 

Shaw, S. H., 5 " " 2.00 10 0< 

Tittle, H. S. 

building Hillside avenue as per contract 475 00 

#555 9( 



DRINKING FOUNTAIN. 



Appropriation 175 Oi 

Amount of Expenditures 85 64 



EXPENDITURES. 

Lynn, City of, 30 inch iron pipe $35 00 

Marblehead Water Co. 

Use of water from Sept. 1 to 30, 1890. . . $2 09 

Labor 12 35 14 44 

Philbrick & Pope, bracket, faucet and labor . 19 45 

Pitman, J. P. M. S. 

teaming iron pipe from Lynn 3 00 

Amount carried forward, $71 89 



26 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



DRINKING FOUNTAIN. 

Amount brought forward, $>71 89 

Rvan, M. J., 2 days' labor, $2.00- 4 00 

Shaw, S. H., 2 " " 2.00 4 00 

Stevens, John, 2 " " 2.00 4 00 

Widger, J. H., J " " with team, .. 3.50 175 



#85 64 



WATER RATES. 

Appropriation * $250 00 

Amount of Expenditures 249 18 



Balance Unexpended 82 



EXPENDITURES. 

Marblehead Water Co. 

Use of water for hydrants. 

Roy and Jesse streets, from Oct. 1, 1889, 

to April 1,1891 $100 00 

Cherry street, from June 1, 1890, to Oct. 

1, 1890 6 68 

Pine street, from April 1, 1890, to April 

1, 1891 60 00 

Beach avenue, from April 1, 1890, to 

Oct. 1, 1890 10 00 

Galloupe's Point, from April 1, 1890, to 

Oct. 1, 1890 10 00 

Use of water for drinking fountains. 
Humphrey street, from April 1, 1890, to 

March 31, 1891 25 00 

Railroad avenue, from April 1, 1890, to 

March 31, 1891 25 00 

Head of Beach Bluff avenue, from Oct. 

1, 1890, to March 31, 1891 ' 12 50 $249 18 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



27 



Drainage of King Street. 

Appropriation $700 00 

Amount of Expenditures 752 57 

EXPENDITURES. 

Cahill, Thomas, Hi days' labor $2.00 123 00 

Carrol], Patrick, 11 " " 2.00 22 00 

Currier, C. S., 292 loads gravel 10 29 20 

Delano, Gilbert, lumber, nails and labor. ... 3 65 
Ferrell, Patrick 

13£ days' labor with team 3.50 46 37 

Finnegan, James, 11 days' labor 2.00 22 00 

Ford, Dennis, 7 days' labor with team. 3.50 24 50 

Gay, C. W., surveys, specifications, etc 60 45 

Getehell, B. T. 

71 days' labor with team 3.50 20 25 

Gannon, D. M. L., 4i days' labor 2.00 9 00 

Lyons, J. T., 4* « « 2.00 9 00 

Mahan, John, 11 " " 2.00 22 00 

xMayo, F. D. 

laying sewer as per contract $273 on 

extra labor and material 21 82 294 82 

McDonough, John 

13 days' labor with team 3.50 45 50 

Rowell, Charles, bricks, cement, and labor . . 12 83 

Ryan, M. J., 3J days' labor 2.00 7 00 

Shaw, S. H., 4 « « 2.00 8 00 

Small, Zaccheus, 11 « " 2.00 22 00 

Stephens, John, 9\ « " 2.00 19 00 

Stone, A. G., bl " " 2.00 11 00 

Widger, J. H. 

10 davs' labor with team 3.50 35 00 



$752 57 



28 REPORT <)F AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

STREET CROSSINGS. 

Appropriation , $500 00 

Amount of Expenditures 584 2S 

EXPENDITURES. 

Blethen, A. R., & Co. 

4] days 1 and 2 hours' labor $4.00. $17 80 

Gay, C. W. 

plans and grades, Monument avenue 1 . . . 4 00 

Nevens, L. S. 

laying 218 yards crossing 50 $100 50 

2 days' labor on stone 2.00 4 00 - 110 50 

Newhall, H. A. 

428g feet crossing stone 816 25 

2405 paving stones 108 28 424 48 

Stone, A. G., 5 days' labor 2.00 10 00 

Widger, J. H., 5 " " with team 8.50 17 50 

$584 28 



Hose Reel, Hose and Fire Alarm Boxes. 



Appropriation $850 00 

Amount of Expenditures - 817 81 



Balance Unexpended $82 69 



EXPENDITURES. 

Boston Woven Hose Co. 

1 hose reel $80 00 

1000 feet 2i inch hose 570 00 $650 60 

Perry, J. F., & Co., supplies for fire alarm . 16 50 

Stevens, G. M. 

2 fire alarm boxes and supplies .... 150 81 



$817 31 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 29 



Catch Basins and Gutters. 

Appropriation $1,000 00 

f Amount of Expenditures 947 28 



Balance Unexpended $52 77 



EX PEN urn RES. 

Blethen, A. R. & Co. 

5 catch basin stones $6.50 $32 50 

Breed, S. X. & Co. 

lumber, milling' and nails 8 15 

Bryson, James 

3 days labor with team 3.50 10 50 

Cahill, Thomas, 4.1 days' labor . . . . 2.00 9 00 

Carroll, Patrick, 4.1 " "... 2.09 9 90 

Currier,* C. S. 

100 loads paving stone 10 $10 90 

47 " sand 25 II 75 21 75 

De Lory, W. A., drain pipe 42 (52 

Farrell, Patrick 

19 days' labor with team 3.50 35 00 

Finnegan, James, 10 days' labor . . . 2.00 20 00 

Ford, Dennis 

3 days' labor with team 3.50 10 50 

Ham, L. M. & Co., 5 feet railroad iron. . . 2 75 

llarmond, Charles 

4.1 days' labor with team 3.50 15 75 

Harris, Robert 

10 days' labor with team 3.50 35 00 

Kennedy, John, 10g days' labor. . . . 2.50 2(5 25 

Lamper, J. B. & W. A., 3 barrels cement . 4 05 

Lewis, D. W., 4 grates and bases 28 89 

Mahan, John, 23J days 1 labor 2.00 46 50 

Myers, Daniel, Q£ " " 2.00 19 09 

Amount carried forward, $377 12 



30 



% 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



CATCH BASIN AND GUTTERS. 

Amount brought forward, $377 12 

Nevons, J., s. 

1,066 yards paving $ .20 £213 20 

2 days' extra labor 2.00 4 00 , 

repairing gutters 7 75 224 95 

Newhall, T. A , Coal Co. 

4 barrels cement 1.50 6 00 

Noble Stove Co. 

421 pounds casting 3 12 63 

5 catch basin covers 12 50 

1 trap 3 00 28 13 

Norton H. P., 1 keg Portland cement ... 80 

One, B. S., 3 gallons oil 13 39 

Pitman, J. P. M. S. 

14 days' labor, extra horse \ . . . 1.50 21 00 
Roberts, M. T. 

\%\ days' labor with team .... 3.50 4S 12 

Howell, Charles, labor, cement and bricks . 48 72 
Ryan, Michael, 8^ days' labor. . . . 2.00 . 17 50 

Ryan, M. J. 13} « " .... 2.00 27 00 

Shaw, S. H., 151 « » .... -2.00 30 50 

. Stocker, C. W., 3?, " "... 2.00 7 00 

Stone, A. G., 91 " " . . . . 2.00 19 00 

Tuttle, H. S., 3 catch basin stones . . 7.00 21 00 
Washburn, John 

4} days' labor with team . . . . 3.50 15 75 
Widger, J. H. 

151 days' labor with team .... 3.50 54 25 



$947 23 



STEPS TO KING'S BEACH. 

Appropriation / $145 00 

Amount of Expenditures 170 85 



EXPENDITURES. 

Ham, L. M., & Co., 1 flight iron steps . . . $160 00 
Lam per, J. B. & W. A. 

1 cask cement and teaming 1 85 

Newhall, H. A., 12 feet granite steps at 75c. 9 00 



$170 85 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 31 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriations $2,300 00 

Amount of Expenditures £"2, 314 70 

Less Reimbursements 64 16 



2,250 54 

Balance Unexpended 149 46 



EXPENDITURES. 

» A born, 8. O., 1 police helmet $3 25 

Blanchnrd, C. A., killing dog. . . . „ . . . 1 00 

Cahoon, N. A. 

services as police 21 weeks . . . $15.00 315 <><> 

Carr, S. B. 

services as police 32 days .... 2.00 $64 00 

" " " at Lincoln house . . 1 00 bo 00 

Chute, E. E., use of team 1 00 

Conner, G. M. 

services as police 1 year to Feb. 21, 

1891 78Q 00 

Eastman, E. S., repairing badges .... 90 
Harris, G. W. 

services as police 'I'l weeks . . . . 15.00 330 00 

Maker, Calvin, burying '1 dogs 1 00 

Morris, S. D. 

services as police July 4, 1890, \~\ 

hours 25c 4 38 

Marsh, Edward, burying dog .... . . 1 00 

Mitchell. A. W., Manufacturing Co. 

2 constable badges 1 50 

Xewhall Bros., use of team 2 00 

Newhall, George 

services as police July 3-4, 20 hours '2-n- 5 <»n 

Nichols, T. P., loo pamphlets .... 7 00 



Amount carried forward. 



§1,518 03 



32 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, #1,518 08 

Pitman, J. P. M. S. 

carrying prisoners to Lynn 8 50 

Washburn, John, use of teams 7 00 

Wright, L. A., burying dog 50 

Wright, Wallace 

services as chief of police 1 year to 

Feb. 21, 1891 #780 00 

)>ai<l for car fares . 5 07 785 67 



#2, 314 70 

REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Essex County and Police Court fees . . . #50 16 

Old Folks' Ball 1 00 

Swampscott Base Ball Club 1 50 

Swampscott Baud 1 00 

T. E. W. C 1 00 

Twenty Associates 1 Ball 1 50 

Universalis Ball 2 00 

WardwellBros 5 00 

Wardwell, S. IT 1 00 



#04 10 



CARE OF MONUMENT LOT. 

Appropriation . . . . #25 00 

Amount of Expenditures. 28 45 



EXPENDITURES. 

Brown, J. S. 

days 1 6£ hours' labor #2.00 .... #19 30 

extra labor 1 25 20 55 

Marblehead Water Co.. 1 valve and repairs. 4 15 

Pitman, J. P. M. S., manure 3 75 

#28 45 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



33 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation $5,000 00 

Amount of Expenditures $4,968 44 

Reimbursements 6 00 $4,962 44 

Balance unexpended $37 56 

EXPENDITURES. 

Ames Plow Co. 

8 shovels $6 60 

6 pick handles 1 00 $7 60 

Alger, Mrs. T. J., storage of road machine . 4 00 

Blaney, E. G., 1 day's labor on snow 2 00 

Breed, S. N. & Co. 

lumber 8 55 

lumber for Beach Bluff avenue 86 9 41 

Bergin, Thomas, picks, hooks, sharpening, etc 74 98 

Bracket, T. W., 1 day's labor on snow $2.00 2 00 

Cahill, Thomas 

20f days' labor on snow 2.00 41 50 

124 " " 2.00 248 00 289 50 

Carroll, Patrick 

8^ days' labor on snow 2.00 16 50 

98| " " • • • 2 - 00 197 50 214 00 

Coan, Peter, 63| days' labor 2.00 127 50 

Collins, C. H. 

services as engineer of stone crusher, 30 

hours at 30c 9 00 

Cullen, H. M., picks, bars, sharpening, etc . . 68 88 

Carroll, M. P., 180 loads gravel at 10c 18 00 

Currier, Mrs. C. S., 1337 loads gravel at 10c 133 70 

Duffy, J. B., 3 plates for Beach Bluff gate. . 45 
Eveleth, A. Y., 11 days' labor 2.00 22 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$983 02 



34 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $983 02 

Kan-ell, Patrick 

^> 4 ; -lav-* labor with team $3.50 282 62 

Finnegan, .lames 

5| days' labor on snow 2.00 $11 50 

rj5| a * " 2.00 131 50 143 00 

Ford, Dennis 

9 days' labor with team 3.50 31 50 

Granger, William 

2 days* Labor with team 3.50 7 00 

Gannon, D. M. L., 62 days' labor 2. on 124 00 

Galeucia, Nathaniel 

8 days' labor with team . . 3-50 28 00 

Getchell, B. T. 

9 days' labor with team 3.50 31 50 

teaming stone to Salem street 6 80 

labor on trees 3 00 

teaming lumber 3 00 44 30 

Harris, C. E. 

19 days' labor with team 3.50 66 50 

Handy, Micajah, 1 day's labor on snow 2 00 

Harris, G. W. 

3i days' labor 2.00 7 00 

\\ « « on snow 2.00 9 00 16 00 

Honers & Wardwell, coal for stone crusher . 22 13 

Harris, Robert 

10» days' labor with team 3.50 35 S7 

Harmon, Charles 

28 days' labor with team 3.50 98 00 

Holden v G. H. & Co., lanterns, brooms, etc. . 17 12 

Hatch, Henry, 2 days' labor on snow. . . 2. no 4 00 

Hutchinson, YY. H. 

saw, coal scoops, etc , 3 85 

hardware 1 96 5 81 

Joint, William, 2 feet pine wood 1 75 

Kain, William, 17£ days' labor 2,00 35 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$1,947 62 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



35 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $1,947 62 

Kennedy, John, 37 days' labor $2.00 74 00 

Lyons, J. T. 

79 J days' labor 2.00 $158 50 

3 " " on snow 2.00 6 00 164 50 

Lyons, Dennis, \ day's labor with team 3.50 1 75 

McDonough, John 

61| days' labor with team 3.50 216 11 

ploughing snow and sanding 10 75 226 86 

Myers, Daniel 

31J days' labor 2.00 63 50 

7 " " on snow 2.00 14 00 77 50 

Myers, D. J., labor on culvert ... 3 00 

McDermott, Bryan 

1| days' labor on snow 2.00 3 50 

Mahan, John 

64| days' labor 2.00 129 50 

5| « « on snow 2.00 11 50 141 00 

Nickerson, Josiah 

1 day trimming trees 2.00 1 00 

2 days' labor on snow 2.00 4 00 5 00 

Newhall, H. A., 20 posts at 75c 15 00 

Nesbitt, S. H., 1 days' labor on trees 2 50 

Pitman, J. P. M. S. 

services as superintendent of streets 53 

weeks 866 02 

Pettingill, S. J., 6 gals. K. oil at 13c 7* 

Perren, Seaman & Co. 

tamper and adz 3 45 

6 ice picks 3 50 6 95 

Philbrick & Pope, hose, nipple and labor. . . 6 12 

Phillips & Adams 

painting street horses 1 05 

drain pipe, cement, etc 30 99 32 04 



Amount carried forward, 



$3,574 14 



36 



REPORT OE AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward^ $3,574 14 

Pitman, C. S., 1 .lay's labor 2 00 

Ryan, M. J. 

1384 days' labor $2.00 $276 50 

14£ " " on snow 2.00 29 50 306 00 

Randall, S. A. J. 

20| days' labor with team 3.5Q 72 62 

10i " " ploughing snow 2.00 21 00 93 62 

Reed, A. W., 5 days 1 labor 2.00 10 00 

Roberts, M. T. 

22 days' labor with team 3.50 77 00 

Ryan, Timothy, 4 days' labor 2.00 8 00 

Shaw, S. H. 

30 days' labor with team 3.50 104 99 

40J " " 2.00 81 00 

3| " " on snow 2.00 7 50 193 49 

Small, Zaceheus, 5£ days' labor 2.00 11 50 

Small, J. P., shovel handle, varnish, etc 2 68 

Spencer, S. M., 1 brand 3 20 

Stone, A. G. 

100 days' labor 2.00 200 00 

211 « « on eatch basins 2.00 43 00 

\\ " " on snow 2.00 9 50 252 50 

Stone, A. D., 20£ days' labor 2.00 41 00 

Stevens, John, 12 " " 2.00 24 00 

Sumner & Goodwill * 

3 wrenches 3 25 

1 fusible plug 50 3 75 

Twisden, J. G., trimming trees 1 00 

Vaughn, J. A. & Co. 

repairing snow plough, etc 8 5Q 

Washburn, John 

days' labor with team 3.50 21 00 

Widget, J. H. 

95f days' labor with team 3.50 335 11 



, $4, 968 44 

REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Collins, S. B., 2 loads filling 8 50 

Kendrick, Mrs. H., 20 « » 5 00 

Knowlton, J. A., 2 « « \ 50 $6 06 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



37 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation 11,000 00 

Amount of Expenditures 1,072 33 

EXPENDITURES. 

Adams, J. I. 

services as chairman and clerk of board 

of health 1 year to Mar. 1, 1891 ... $75 00 

Blaney, E. G., burying dog 1 00 

Brown, L. W., labor . . . 2 00 

Bryson, James 

collecting offal to April 15, 1890 ... 149 55 

Durgin. C. W., labor on beach 2 00 

Granger, S. G. 

fi day's labor on beach with team $3.50 4 37 

Harding, M. B., burying dog 1 00 

Harris, C. E. 

services as board of health 1889-90 . . $50 00 

" " " 1890-91 . . 50 00 100 00 
Harris, G. W., 13 days' labor on beach 2.00 20 00 

Hastings & Sons, advertising 6 50 

Hatch, H. E. 

labor on beach 2 00 

burying dog v . 1 00 3 00 

Hawes, J. B., use of team May 15 .... 2 50 

McDonough, 31. 

collecting offal to April 15, 1890 . . . 250 00 
fish offal to April 1, 1890 . . 15 00 

on account of collecting offal 100 00 365 00 

Nichols, T. P., printing health regulations . 5 00 

Nisbett, D. W., services as board of health . 50 00 

Pedrick, Henry, labor on beach 6 00 

Pettingill, S. J., anchor, barrels, etc. ... 2 51 

Pitman, J. P. M. S. 

li days' labor with team $3.50 .... 5 25 

Rich, J. L. 

122 days' labor on beach $1.00 .... 122 00 

extra labor 1 25 123 25 

Small, W. T., repairing and painting dory 4 00 

Tuttle, H. S., labor on beach ...... 137 90 

Wright, F. F., burying dog ....... 50 



$1,072 30 



38 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



REPAIRING TOWN HALL. 



Appropriation $1,310 00 

Amount of Expenditures 1,302 01 



Balance Unexpended $7 99 



EXPENDITURES. 

Burns & Bee, 

slating Town Hall as per contract . . . $470 00 

DeLory, W. A. 

224 feet conductor at 11c $24 64 

plumbing and material 30 69 55 33 

Griffin, Frank, carpentering and material . 354 68 

Melzard, J. E. 

painting Town Hall 263 00 

12 lights glass 75c 9 00 272 00 

Wallburg & Sherry, 

decorating Town Hall as per agreement 150 00 



$1,302 01 



Newhall Court Improvement. 



Appropriation $350 00 

Amount of Expenditures 395 80 



EXPENDITURES. 

Currier, C. S., 283 loads gravel at 10c. ... $28 30 

Gay, C. W., locating lines and grades ... 17 50 

Tuttle, H. S., building road as per contract 350 00 



$395 80 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 39 



SIDEWALK DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation $1,000 00 

Unexpended Balance of 1889-90 390 35 



$1,890 35 

Amount of Expenditures 1,002 05 



Balance Unexpended $388 30 



EXPENDITURES. 

Bryson, James, 7* days' labor with team $3.50 $26 2.~> 

Cahill, Thomas, 44* « " . . . 2.00 89 00 

Carroll, Patrick, 45J days' labor . . . 2.00 91 00 

Farrell, Patrick, 15 " with team 3.50 52 50 

Finnegan, James, 37-J days' labor . . .2.00 74 50 
Gay, C. W. 

locating lines and estimate of ledge . . 10 10 

Getchell, B. T., ^ day's labor with team 3.50 1 75 
Granger, William 

7 days' labor with team 3.50 24 40 

Harmon, Charles 

5 days' labor with team 3.50 17 50 

Harris, C. E., 5 days' labor with team . 3.50 17 49 
Harris, Roberts 

18i days' labor with team .... 3.50 63 87 

Lyons, J. f ., 4£ days' labor 2.00 9 00 

Mahan, John, 35 " " ..... 2.00 70 00 
McDonough, John 

17 £ days' labor with team . . . .3.50 $61 25 

ploughing snow 3 00 64 25 

Roberts, M. T., 10 days' labor with team 3.50 35 00 

Ryan, Michael, 7 " " 2.00 14 00 

Ryan, M. J., 30| « " 2.00 61 50 

Ryan, Timothy, 4| " " ..... 2.00 9 50 

Stocker, C. W., 2 " " 2.00 4 00 



Amowit carried forward, $735 70 



40 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



SIDEWALK DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $735 70 

Stone, A. G., 19| days' labor .... $2.00 39 50 

Shaw, S. H., 

7 days' labor with team 3.50 $24 50 

19J « " 2.00 38 50 63 00 

Tuttle, H. S. 

blasting ledge Humphrey street . . . . 100 00 

labor, powder and fuse 4 35 104 35 

Widger, J. H., 17 days' labor with team 3.50 59 50 

$1,002 05 



SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 

Appropriation $300 00 

Amount of Expenditures 96 25 

Balance Unexpended . . $203 75 

EXPENDITURES. 

Hamlin & Sullivan, 

house rent for Mrs. John Gallagher 11 

months $6.00 $66 00 

Honers & Wardwell, 

fuel for Mrs. John Gallagher 12 70 

Lynn, City of 

aid rendered Sarah E. Phillips and 
children from Jan. 1, 1890, to Mar. 1, 
1890 17 55 



$96 25 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



41 



STONE CRUSHER. 

Appropriation 12,500 00 

Amount of Expenditures 2,520 44 

EXPENDITURES. 

Farrell, Patrick 

3 clays' labor with team $3.50 $10 50 

Griffin, Frank 

building engine house as per contract $395 00 
" pockets " " " *32 00 

carpentering and material 104 47 531 47 

Myers, Daniel, 4 days' labor 2.00 8 00 

Myers, John, 2* " " 2.00 5 00 

Perrin, Seaman s & Co. 

stone crusher, plates, etc 1,648 61 

planing extra plates 3 00 

1 Blake pump 40 00 

galvanized iron, labor, etc 26 69 1,718 30 

Pitman, J. P. M. S., ladder and expressing 1 59 

Pollard, Kendall, pipe, fittings, etc 7 33 

Ryan, M. J., 4^ days' labor 2. no 9 00 

Sawyer, A. A., mdse. per bill rendered . . 6 75 

Stimpson, D. P., insurance 22 50 

Tuttle, H. S. 

foundation for stone crusher as per con- 
tract 200 00 



$2,520 44 



42 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



WATER PIPES. 

Appropriation $4,825 00 

Amount of Expenditures 4,155 38 

Balance unexpended $669 62 

EXPENDITURES. 

Boston Herald Co., advertising ' . $7 88 

Oahill, Thomas, 2 days' labor . . $2.00 4 00 

Carroll, Patrick, 2| " « ... 2.00 5 00 

Finnegan, James, 2* " " . . . 2.00 5 00 
Langford, J. T. 

cash on account of furnishing and laying 
water pipe as per contract on Humph- 
rey, Salem and Mostyn streets . . . 4,007 *8 

Mahan, John, 2 days' labor 2.00 4 00 

Marblehead Water Co. 

pipe, fittings and labor 70 62 

Myers, Daniel, 1 day's labor •_> 00 

Pollard, Kendall, 

superintending laying of water pipe on 

Humphrey, Salem and Mostyn streets . :>0 00 

Ryan, Michael, 1* days' labor 2.00 3 00 

Ryan, M. J. 2 " " 2.00 4 00 

Stocker, C. W., 1 " 2 00 

Stone, A. G., 2 " « 2.00 4 00 



14,155 38 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



43 



Street Light Department. 

Appropriation $5,500 00 

Amount of Expenditures 4,870 78 

Balance Unexpended $629 22 

EXPENDITURES. 

Bray, W. A., use of team for committee . . xS 00 

Globe Gas Light Co. 

lighting from Fel>. 1, 1890, to July 31, 

1890 #1,049 3(5 

naphtha, glass and expressing 40 38 1,089 74 

Harmon, Charles 

use of barge for committee 10 00 

Higgins, Albert I., use of team 1 50 

Lynn Gas and Electric Co. 

lighting from Feb. 1, 1890, to Aug. 1, 

1890 ' 832 60 

lighting from Aug. 1, 1890, to Feb. 1, 

1891, 1,180 incandescent lights at 6§c. 78 65 

9,480 arc lights at 30c 2,844 00 3,755 25 

Nor cross, W. F. 

plan of Town, record book and station- 
ery 6 29 

$4,870 78 



44 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



STATE AID DEPARTMENT. 



Carpenter, Martin, aid 12 months.. . 


fc3 no 




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Chute, Isabel F., " 


12 


ti 


i on 

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4**! (10 
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Clearv, Catherine, " 


12 


« 


4 00 




4ft 00 


Douglass, R. A., " 


10 


at 


3 00 




SO 00 


Fairbanks, Mary E., " 


12 


a 


4.00 




48 00 


Fav, Lvdia J., " 


12 


a 


4 ni l 




-iv on 

-+r"> IMF 


Fay, William T., " 


12 


a 


4 on 




4£ 00 


vriass, J . W., 


1 o 
I A 


((, 


fi 00 




79 on 

/ ^ UU 


Green, Benjamin M., " 


12 


it 


4.00 




48 00 


Green, Mehitable, " 


12 


it 


. . . 4.00 




48 00 


Haley, Mary, " 


12 


tic 


4.00 




48 00 


Hartshorn, Jos. W., " 


12 


a 


4.00 




48 00 


Heath, Hannah M., " 


12 


ii 


4.00 




48 00 


Horton, Joseph A. 












aid 8 months 






1 ft A 


$LA uo 




a 4 u 






3 00 


12 00 


94 00 

Z.'-t UU 


Marsh, Edward, Jr., aid 12 months 


fi 00 




79 00 

I — UU 


Marsh, Mary F., " 


12 


a 


. . 4.00 




48 00 


Milan, Bridget, " 


12 


u 


4.00 




48 00 


Stimpson, John C, " 


12 


a 


6.00 




72 oo 


Stimpson, Susan, " 


12 


11 


4.00 




48 00 


Symonds, Joseph F., " 


o 


a 


1.50 




4 50 


Umber, Sarah L., " 


12 


it 


2.00 




24 00 


Winslow, Hope S., " 


12 


u 


4.00 




48 00 












$1,006 50 



REIMBURSED. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for 1889 and 1890 



$938 00 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



45 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation $400 00. 

Amount of Expenditures 313 08 

Balance Unexpended 166 92 



EXPENMTU RES. 

Brown, J. S. 

services as superintendent of cemetery. $75 00 

48 days 1 and \ hour's labor $2.00 96 10 #171 10 

Collins, J. G., 26 days' labor 2.00 52 00 

Gould, S. M., '21 dozen plants lb SO 

Granger, William 

11} days' labor 2.00 23 o0 

'1\ " " with team &50 8 75 32 25 

Holden, G. Ii. & Co. 

wheel barrow, spade and hoes 5 83 

Proctor, David. 5 days' labor 2.00 1<> <>u 

Rdwell, Arthur, cement, sand and labor. . . 23 25 

Watson, A. B., 1 Bay fertilizer 1 85 



$313 08 



46 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



INDIGENT SOLDIERS' AID. 



Blaney, E. G. 

aid 5 months . $6.00 $30 00 

"7 " . .' 8.00 56 00 $86 00 

Farrington, G. W., aid 5 months . . 7.00 35 00 

Pedrick, John, " 3 " . . 7.00 21 00 

Lewis, Fredrick, "12 " . . 6.00 72 00 

Wiley, E. F., " 11 " . .10.00 110 00 

$324 00 



REIMBURSED. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

for 1889 and 1890 $75 83 



Survey for System of Sewerage. 

Appropriation $800 00 

Amount of Expenditures 679 50 



Balance Unexpended $120 50 



EXPENDITURES. 

Gay, C. W. 

topographical survey and map of Town $150 00 

Hawes, J. B., use of team for engineer . . 1 00 

Hering, Rudolph, plans, profiles, etc . . . 516 50 
Washburn, John, 

use of team for engineer 4 00 

White, W. W., & Co., mounting 4 plans . 8 00 

$679 50 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 47 



LIBRARY. 

Appropriation $400 00 

Receipts ' 23 50 

Dog tax 7 . . . 227 20 



$650 To 

Amount of Expenditures 719 43 



EXPENDITURES. 

Balch Bros., 4 century dictionaries .... 150 00 

Coffin, Z. C, making case 35 00 

C.llins, Fred 

services as assistant librarian 1 year to 

Feb. 28, 1891 12.50 30 00 

Estes & Lauriat, books 233 58 

Gardner, F. C. 

2 vols. Stanley's Darkest Africa. ... 7 50 

Hawes, E. W. 

services as assistant librarian 2 months 

to Aug. 31, 1890 U.50 5 00 

Hon ci s, S. L. 

services as librarian 1 year to Feb. 28, 

1891 175 00 

Houghton, Miffliin & Co., bonks 52 00 

Jackson, J. Paul 

services as assistant librarian 10 month- 

to Feb. 28, 1891 2.50 25 00 

Roberts, C. K. & VV. H. 

expressing to Nov. 8, 1890 3 25 

Roffe, A. H. £ Co., maga/ines 49 80 

White Bros., binding books and magazines. 53 3n 



$719 43 



48 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



TOWN HALL. 



Appropriation $500 00 

Receipts 225 50 



$725 50 

Amount of Expenditures 029 46 

Balance Unexpended % $96 04 



EXPENDITURES. 

Coffin, Z. C. 

building stage $25 00 

material and labor on windows ... 2 50 $'27 50 

De Lory, W. A., repairing furnace .... 2 25 

Gardner, Peleg, carpentering and material . 5 60 

Getchell, B. T., cleaning vault 1 50 

Howard, E., Watch & Clock Co. 

repairing town clock 7 50 

Honers <fc Wardwell, wood and coal .... 110 83 

Holden, G. H. & Co., matches, oil, etc ... 6 50 

Lynn Gas and Electric Co. 

gas 1 year to Jan. 1, 1891 89 50 

Marblehead Water Co. 

water 1 year to April 1, 1890 6 00 

Melzard, J. E. 

painting inside of Town Hall as per con- 
tract 75 00 

Nesbett, A. F. 

services as janitor 1 year to April 3,1891 250 on 

I dozen globes 1 37 

extra labor cleaning yard, etc 7 00 258 :>7 

Nichols, T. P., printing 500 blanks 4 50 

Philbrick & Pope, tin, solder and labor. . . 5 53 

Shaw, A. B., 16 hours' labor cleaning floor . 4 00 

Till, G. T., wire mats, etc ....... . 17 28 

Small, J. P., keys, labor on locks, etc. . • . 7 60 

$629 46 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 49 



CONCRETE AND CURBSTONES. 

Appropriation $1,000 00 

Amount of Expenditures $952 52 

Less Reimbursements 404 35 5,481 17 



Balance Unexpended $451 83 



EXPENDITURES. 

Gay, C. W.j curbstone lines and grades . . $12 3<> 

Hook, Hiram, 668f yards concreting at 46c . 307 58 

Lyons, J. T. 

5 days' labor resetting- curbstones $2.00 10 00 

Myers, D. J. 

5 days' labor resetting curbstones . 3.00 15 00 

Myers, Daniel 

5 days' labor resetting curbstones . 2.00 10 00 

Nevens, L. S. 

setting 802* feet of curbstone at 10c. . $80 22 
resetting 451 J feet of curbstone at 10c. 45 15 
24^ days' labor on ledge and stumps 

at 2.00 49 50 174 87 

Newhall, H. A. 

77| feet curbstone at 47c 362 62 

42| " " " 94c 39 95 402 57 

Tuttle, H. S. 10/ days' drilling .... 2.00 20 20 



$952 52 



REIMBURSEMENT. 

Ames, E. F $8 29 

Brown, A. C 26 05 

Church of Christ 47 51 

Goodrich, Mrs. M 8 4b 

Heald, S. C 27 72 

Jeffers, CP 7 82 

Lindsey, B. J 9 43 

Xewcomb, Hezekiah 31 07 

Norcross, W. F. . . : 9 11 

Northend, W. W 43 57 

Ratchesky, A 20 57 

Rich, B. F 3 73 

Swampscott Land Co. . , 161 02 404 35 



50 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation $1,800 00 

Amount of Expenditures #2,129 56 

Less Reimbursements 193 37 1,936 19 



EXPENDITURES. 

Boston, City of, aid rendered Ann Smith . ^14 94 

Carroll, M. P. 

services as overseer of poor 1890-91 . . $70 00 
cash paid for traveling expenses and 

tramps 1 35 71 35 

Chase, W. B. 

medicine for Mary Burnett '1 40 

" and professional services for 

Nathan Harding 3 00 5 40 

Dan vers Lunatic Hospital 

board of Arthur Woodbury from Jan. 1, 

1890, to July 6, 1890 SO 36 

board of B. F. Pedrick from Jan. 1, 

1890, to Jan. 1, 1891 16!) 46 

board of Margaret Welch from Jan. 1, 

1890, to Jan. 1, 1891 169 45 

board of Sarah P. Russell from Jan. 1, 

1890, to Jan. 1, 1891 169 47 

board of Ruth E. Price from Jan. 1, 

1890, to Nov. 21, 1890 150 44 

mortuary expenses and clothing. ... 1 85 747 03 
Durgin, C. E. 

groceries for A. Maker 38 00 

" " Mrs. C. H. Morris. . . . 34 OS 

" " S. Abbott . 8 31 80 39 

Eastman, E. S. 

shoes for Mary Burnett and children. . 10 75 



Amotmt carried forward. 



$929 86 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 51 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $929 < s <> 

I loners & Wardwell, 

fuel for Mrs. C. Bacon $31 50 

" " Kate Barker 1 75 

" « Mary Burnett 19 18 

" " Solomon Abbott .... 15 75 

" « Mrs. J. Harding 15 50 

" M " C. H.Morris ....... 15 25 

« « Sarah Myers 3 00 

" " Mrs. Gallagher 4 65 

«■ •" J. O. Collyer 3 13 109 71 

Hanlon tfc Sullivan. 

house rent for Mrs. John Gallagher from 

Feb. 11, 1890, to Mar. 11, 1890 '6 00 

Hayford, Abner 

house rent for Mrs. Hannah Harding 11 

months $6.00 66 00 

Holden, G. H. & Co. 

groceries for Mary Burnett 115 44 

Kendrick, L. E. 

services as secretary of Overseers of 

Poor to Feb. 28, 1891 25 00 

stationery and stamps 56 25 56 

Kelley & Grant 

groceries for J. Colyer 3 29 

" A. Maker 9 00 12 29 

King, G. F. & Merrill, order book 5 00 

Lovejoy, C. A. 

medical services rendered B. F. Pedrick, 

Mary Burnett and Nathan Harding. . 9 00 

Lynn, City of 

medical services rendered Mary A. Bar- 
ker 15 00 

Lynn Hospital 

board and attendance for A. E. Wood- 
bury from Jan. 25 to Feb. 6, 1891 12 00 



Amount carried orward, $1,305 86 



52 REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

POOR DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $1,305 86 

Martin, E. S. 

house rent for J. L. Rich from Aug. 16, 

1890, to Jan. 16, 1891 48 00 

Melzard, G. T. 

aid rendered Kate Barker $67 85 

" « Mrs. F. Horton 25 00 

cash paid for traveling expenses, etc.. . . 11 00 
services as Overseer of Poor 1 year to 

Feb. 28, 1891 100 00 208 85 

Morrow, Catherine 

house rent for Sarah Myers, Jan. 1, 1890, 

to Jan. 1, 1891 * 60 00 

Nason, W. H. 

board of A. Harding 2 weeks $3.00 00 

Natick, Town of 

aid rendered Allen's child, Jan. 1, 1890, 

to Apr. 30, 1890 :U 00 

Pettengill, S. J. 

groceries for Mrs. Cornelius Morris. ... 20 00 

" " Charles Baker 90 64 110 64 

Proctor, Mrs. Mark 

board of A. Harding \i weeks. . . 4. on 5 71 

Stone, A. G. 

board of Arthur Richardson's child 

Aug. 1, 1890, to Mar. 1, 1891 70 48 

Stone, Mrs. Stephen 

board of A. H. Harding 1 week 4 

days 4.00 6 29 

Thomas, J. P. 

house rent for Mrs. F. Horton 19 50 

Till, G. T., clothing for Burnett children. . . 10 75 

Westboro Insane Hospital, 

board of Mariah Hatch July 1, 1890, to 

Dec. 31, 1890 169 48 



Amount carried forward, 



$2,056 56 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



53 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $2,056 56 

Washburn, John 

use of team for Kate Kennedy $3 00 

services as overseer of poor 1890-91 .... 70 00 73 00 

$2,129 56 

' REIMBURSEMENTS. 

City of Lynn $7 50 

" " Boston 79 87 

Town of Provincetown, Mrs. Maker 56 00 

" Truro, J. L. Rich 50 00 $193 37 



54 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



RECAPITULATION. 



Selectmen's Department 

School Department . . ;fiffifiSftJ? i;- B8 
Library iBSKSSfc, t ax *S ?o 

Hio-hwav Denjirtment Appropriation, *5,000 00 
±±L iLWd,y X^epai LlUtJIlt . Reimbursements, 6 00 

Siflcwalks Appropriation, $1,000 00 

° 1UC w ' llJif > .... Balance Unexpended of '89-90. 390 35 

Humphrey Street improvement 

Widening Humphrey sti-eet near Beach 

Bluff avenue 

Essex street improvement ; 

Hillside avenue improvement 

Newhall's court improvement 

Draining King street 

Street Crossings 

Catch Basins and Gutters 

Concrete and CurhBtoiieB.^S^^i 

Stone Crusher 

Fire Department 

Hose, hose reel and fire alarm boxes . . . 

Water rates 

Drinking Fountain 

Water Pipes 



Town Hall fcp 1 £ ation • 

Repairing Town Hall 

Steps to King's Beach 

Police Department gO&^g^ S 

Street Lights 

Health Department 

Poor Department 

Soldiers and Sailors 

Indigent Soldiers (received of state 

treasurer) 

State Aid (received of state treasurer) . 

Cemetery 

Care of Monument Lot 

Memorial Day 

Survey for system of sewerage 



Appropriations 




and receipts. 


Expenditures 


$4,000 


00 


$3,759 68 


I I, C IQ 


60 


1 1 ,408 69 


65O 


70 


7*9 43 


5,006 


00 


4,968 44 




35 


1,002 oc 


1,800 


00 


1.86/1 co 


800 


00 


636 86 


200 


00 


T 9° 75 


600 


00 


555 90 


1 CO 


00 


395 80 


700 


00 


752 57 


coo 


00 


584 28 


1,000 


00 


947 23 


1,404 


35 


952 52 


2,500 


00 


2,520 44 


1,800 


00 


!,7°9 75 


850 


00 


8l 7 3 1 


250 


00 


249 18 


75 


00 


85 64 


4,825 


00 


4,i55 3 8 


725 


5° 


629 46 


JO 


00 


1,302 01 




00 


170 85 


2,304 


1 6 


2,314 70 


5,5°° 


00 


4,870 78 


1,000 


00 


1,072 33 


1,800 


00 


2,129 56 


300 


00 


96 25 


75 


83 


324 00 


938 


00 


1,006 50 


400 


00 


3i3 08 


25 


00 


2 8 45 


5° 


00 


50 00 


800 


00 


679 50 



$55, 6 54 49 



$53,263 87 



REPORT OP AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



55 



Michael P. Carroll, Collector, in Account with 
Town of Swampscott. 



DR. 

To amount committed for collection $50,013 17 

" supplementary list 390 50 



$50,403 67 

CR. 

By casli paid town treasurer 148,715 56 

Discounts \ 807 67 

Abatements 880 44 



850,403 67 



56 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



BENJAMIN 0. HONERS, Treasurer, 

DR. 

To cash on hand March, 1890 $io,88o 76 

Received of M. P. Carroll, collector of taxes . . 48,715 56 

Corporation tax 12,581 97 

National bank tax 1,504 55 

State aid, chap. 301, acts 1879. . ■ 038 00 

Indigent soldiers' aid, chap. 252, acts 1879. ... 75 83 

Treasurer Essex county, dog licenses 227 20 

Income Mass. school fund 19 60 

Police Department, reimbursements 64 16 

Highway Department, filling 6 00 

Overseers of Poor, reimbursements 193 37 

Concrete and curbstones, reimbursement .... 404 35 

Town Library, receipts 23 50 

Town Hall, receipts, A. F. Nesbitt 225 50 

Cemetery lots sold 200 00 

Interest on bank deposits 150* 25 

Apothecary's license, W. B. Chase 1 00 

Apothecary's license, C. P. Jeffers 1 00 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, note May 22, 

1890, 4 years . 4,000 00 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, note May 22, 

temporary loan, 6 months 2^,000 00 

Lynn Institution for Savings, renewal of note . . 26,000 00 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, temporary loan, 

2 months 4,000 00 

Dividend on insurance policies 56 99 

Milk licenses 6 00 



$122,275 59 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 57 



in account with Town of Swampscott. 

CR. 

By Paid Selectmen outstanding orders, 1889-90. . . $6 50 

Selectmen's orders, 1890-91 53* 2 33 2 5 

Interest on notes 2,349 99 

State tax ! 3,9°2 50 

County tax 4,554 80 

Lynn Institution for Savings, note of Nov. 26. . 26,000 00 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

note due May 21, 1890 1,000 00 

note due June 1, 1890 1,000 00 

note due Oct. 2, 1890, temporary loan . . . 4,000 00 

note due May 22, 1890 . . . 12,000 00 

note due Dec. 12, 1890 l -5°° 00 

Lynn Institution for Savings, note due March 25, 

1890 4,333 34 

Balance cash in Treasury * 8 ,395 21 



$t22,275 59 

*Verified by cashier's certificate. 



58 REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

PUBLIC PROPERTY. 

Town House and Lot $14,000 00 

Grammar School and Lot • 8,500 00 

Beach School House and Lot 4,000 00 

Pine Street School House and Lot 4,000 00 

Essex Street School House and Lot 4,000 00 

Essex Street Lot, opposite Cemetery 300 00 

Farm School House and Lot 2,000 00 

Engine House and Lot • i^5°° 00 

Engine and apparatus 5,000 00 

Building for storing oil 25 00 

Gravel pits 500 00 

Two safes in Town Hall 100 00 

Town Library 5>o?° 00 

School supplies 400 00 

Treasurer's safe * 20 00 

Hay scales 100 00 

Weights and measures 100 00 

Water pipes . . 25,000 00 

Stone Crusher 2,500 00 

Five revolvers and fourteen badges 55 00 

Seven twisters and eight pairs handcuffs 26 00 

Ten whistles and. twelve billies 15 50 

Eight police helmets 15 00 

One dark lantern and twelve buttons 3 5° 

Twenty-seven picks 30 00 

Twenty-four shovels 15 00 

Four bars 4 00 

Five lanterns. 1 50 

Three street hoes 1 50 

Two hammers 3 00 

Two rakes 1 00 

Three stone rakes I 5° 

Two snow plows 30 00 

One road machine 200 00 

One tool box 4 00 

Three mattocks .... 6 00 

One H. W. Clapp grating 8 00 



177.465 5° 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 59 

Assessors' Valuation of the Town, May 1, 1890. 

Buildings, excluding land . $1,5,82,925 00 

Land, excluding buildings 1,418,625 00 



Total value of real estate $3,001,550 00 

Personal estate 1 7» 7 7 7 00 



Total valuation $4,859,327 00 



Number of polls : males, 7 10 ; females, 4 714 



State and county tax on polls 2 00 



Rate of taxation $10 on $1,000 00 



Total tax on polls.' ' 1,420 00 

Total tax on personal estate 1 ^?5 7 7 77 

Total tax on real estate S ,©^ 50 



Total tax for State, County and Town $50,013 27 



Total State tax 3,902 50 

Total County tax 4>554 80 

Total Town tax 41, 555 8 7 



* $5°> OI 3 J 7 

Number of persons paying poll tax only . ... . 383 

Number of persons paying tax on property ... 676 

Number of tax payers I ?°59 

Number of dwelling houses 633 

Number of acres of land ^536 

Number of horses 252 

Number of cows 133 

Number of neat cattle other than cows 3 

Number of swine 79 



NOTES PAYABLE. 



I >ateof note 



Dec. 12, 
Dec. 12. 
■June 1, 
June 1, 
June 1, 
June 1, 
June i. 
June 1. 
June 1. 
Aug. 2, 
May 21, 
May 21 , 
May 21, 
May 21, 
May 21. 
May 21, 
May 2, 
Aug. 13, 
Mar. 2.-). 
Mar. 2:.. 
Mar. 25, 
Mar. 25, 
Mar. 25. 
May 22, 
May 22, 
May 22, 
May 22. 



To whom payable. 



1882 State of Massachusetts 
1882 State of Massachusetts 
1886 State of Massachusetts 
188C State of Massachusetts 
1886 State of Massachusetts 
1886 State of Massachusetts 
1886 State of Massachusetts 
1886 State of Massachusetts 

1886 State of Massachusetts 
188ti Lynn Instit'u for Savings 

1887 State of Massachusetts 
1887iState of Massachusetts 



1S87 
1887 
1887 
1887 



1890 
1890 
1890 
1890 
1890 
1890 
1890 
1890 
1890 



State of Massachusetts 
State of Massachusetts 
State of Massachusetts 
State of Massachusetts 
Lynn Instit'u for Savings 
Lynn Instit'u for Savings 
Lynn Instifn for Savings 
Lynn Instit'u for Savings 
Lynn Instifn for Savings 
Lynn Instit'u for Savings 
Lynn Instit'u for Savings 
State of Massachusetts 
State of Massachusetts 
State of Massachusetts 
State of Massachusetts 



Amount. 

81.500 00 | 

1.500 00 

1.000 00 

l.(KH) (Hi 

1,000 00 

1 ,000 00 J 

1,000 ooi a 

1.000 00 l~ 

1 ,000 00 J S 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 I 
500 00 J % 
500 00 \ Z 

1,000 00 | 

1,000 00 I 

3,000 00 M . L 

3,000 00 W. L 

4,333 34 
*4,333 33 

4,3:33 .33 

4,333 33 

4,333 33 

1,000 00 I . 

1,000 00 J 

1,000 00 I 2 

1,000 00 J ^ 



Time. 



10 yrs. 

5 yrs. 

6 yrs. 

7 yrs. 

8 yrs. 

9 yrs. 

10 yrs. 

11 yrs. 
5 yrs. 

4 yrs. 

5 yrs. 

6 yrs. 
(i yrs. 

7 yrs. 

8 yrs. 
10 yrs. 

5 yrs. 



Rate of Int. 



4 per cent Dec. 12. 1801 
4 per cent Dec. 12, 1892 
U per cent June 1, 1891 
:U per cent June 1, 1892 
3£ per cent June 1, 1893 
"M per cent June 1. 1X94 
3h per cent June 1, 1895 
3i per cent June 1, 18% 
3h per cent June 1, 1897 
3| per cent Aug. 2, 1891 
4 per cent May 21. 1891 
4 per cent May 21, 1892 
4 per cent May 21. mi:; 
4 per cent May 21, 1893 
4 per cent May 21, 1894 
4 per cent May 21, 1895 
4 per cent May 2, 1898 
4 per cent Aug,13, 1893 
4 per cent Nov. 15, 1891 
4 per cent Nov. 15, 1892 
4 per cent Nov. 15. 1893 
4 per cent|Nov. 15, 1894 
4 per cent June 13, 1895 
1 yrs. 13^ per cent May 22, 1891 



When 
payable. 



2 yrs. 

3 yrs. 

4 vrs. 



3A per cent May 22, 1892 
3£ per cent May 22, 1893 
3£ per cent May 22, 1894 



Amount of- notes $48,666 66 

Outstanding orders 30 62 

Cash in treasury $8,244 96 

Due from state aid 1,006 50 

Due from indigent soldiers' aid 162 00 

Value of public property 77,465 50 

Whole amount of bills paid during the year 



$48,697 28 



$86,878 96 
$53,263 87 



Statistics of the Town of Swampscott. 



Years. 


Real 
Estate. 


Personal 
Property. 


| Total 
Valuation. 


Debt. 


Rate 
Taxes 
per 

>D 1 -UUU 


May 1, 1890 


$3,001,550 


$1,857,777 


$4,859,327 


$48,666.66 


$10.00 


1889 


2,585,431 


1,453,301 


4,038,732 


52.500.00 


8.40 


1888 


2,465,256 


1,501,536 


3,966,792 


56,000.00 


S.50 


1887 


2,417.-V)(J 


1,288,498 


3,706,054 


57,500.00 


8.00 


188(3 


2,383,055 


1,275.405 


3,658,460 


55,500.00 


9.50 


1 8S5 


2,365,280 


1,130,863 


3,496,143 


47,500.00 


9.00 


1884 


2,371,610 


1,135,215 


3,506,825 


49,000.00 


11.00 


1883 


2,259,S55 


1,5S9,566 


3,S49,411 


50,725.86 


8.50 


1882 


2,228,330 


1,264,938 


3.493. 20s 


49,091.00 


6.00 


1881 


2,121,080 


807,159 


2,928,239 


30,9S2.39 


7.20 


1880 


'1,991,880 


1,133,247 


3,125,127 


32,032.20 


7.00 


1879 


1,930,205 


41S.904 


2,349,109 


39,705.20 


8.30 


1878 


2,049,980 


3S4,S4l 


2,434,821 


42,519.94 


8.00 


1877 


2,041,935 


340.323 


2,382,258 


41,593.95 


S.50 


1876 


2,108,462 


360.961 


2,469,423 


46,042.37 


12.(K) 


1875 


2,074,850 


3S9,441 


2.404,201 


50,484.97 


10.00 


1S74 


2,028,875 


457,200 


2,486,135 


51,715.65 


11.00 


1873 


1,949,225 


460, S67 


2.410.702 


50,770.50 


12.00 


1872 


1,854,750 


578,000 


2,432,750 


48,300.15 


9.50 


1871 


1,598,800 


504,073 


2,102,873 


43,599.43 


9.50 


1X70 


1,334,570 


50S,564 


1,843,134 


39,156.62 


10.00 


1869 


1,244,120 


313,711 


1,557,834 


31,545.00 


11.20 


1868 


1,141,020 


347,173 


1,488,193 


34,565.29 


11.50 


1867 


1,124,670 


268,675 


1,393,345 


37,938.19 


13.50 


1866 


972.120 


2-19,289 


1,221,409 


34,356.82 


12.oo 


1865 


755,394 


279,S37 


1.035,231 


29,465.73 


14.70 


1864 


754,316 


219,445 


973,761 


37.117.77 


12.50 


I N >o 


740.430 


335,532 


I ,075,962 


28,790.81 


10. 00 


1862 


720.620 


334,813 


1,055,433 


30,510.82 




1861 


729, 300 


324,227 


1,053.. -.27 


12,199.64 


5.70 


1860 

- 1 


705,605 


337,329 


1,042,934 


9,118.77 


5.60 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



LIST OF JURORS. 

Prepared by the Selectmen for the consideration of the 
Town at their Annual Town Meeting, to be held Monday, 
March 16, 1891. 



ASHTON, HERMAN F. 
BANCROFT, SAM' L P. 
BLANCHARD, HORACE W 
BURNHAM, ELI H. 
CARROLL, MICHAEL P. 
CHAPMAN, JOHN 
COREY, ALONZO 
OROSMAN, JOHN H. 
ELDRIDGE, ZIBA 
FARWELL, JOHN H. 
GOLDTHWAITE. JOS. W, 
GRIFFIN, FRANK 
HAMILTON, JOS. S. 
HARRIS, GEO. W. 
HENDERSON, HENKY A. 
HORTON, JEREMIAH L. 
HURD, JOHN F. 



JACKSON, CHAS. T. 
KEHOE, SAML M. 
KENDRICK, SETII C. 
KNDWLTON, DAN'L F. 
LEWIS, WILLARD F. 
MANSFIELD, ERNEST L. L. 
NEWCOAIB, NOAH R. 
NISBETT, J. E. O. 
PHILLIPS, JAMES E. 
POTTER, BENJ. 
POOR, OSCAR G. 
ROGERS, JOHN A. 
HOWELL, CHAS. G. 
SEGAR, HENRY 
TUCKER, CALVIN 
WIDGER, JOHN R. 
WILEY, EDWIN F. 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



TOWN OFFICERS, 1890-91. 



Selectmen. 
AARON R. BUNTING, Chairman. 
ANDREW L. HARRIS. ARTHUR C. WIDGER. 

Tovn Clerk-. 
GEORGE T. TILL. 

Treasurer. 
BENJAMIN O. HONERS. 

( 'ollector of Taxes. 
MICHAEL P. CARROLL. 

„ Assessors. 

Term ends lerm ends 

PEL EG GARDNER, 1891. JOHN CHAPMAN. 1892. 

Term ends 

D. HOLM AN MILLETT, 1893. 



School Committee. 

Term end? 

GEO. L. CROSMAN. FRANK E. INGALLS, 1891. 

Resigned. 

Term ends Term ends 

WM. H. ROGERS, 1892. WILMOT R. HASTINGS, 1893. 



Overseers of Poor. 

Term endsf Term end? 

MICHAEL P. CARROLL, 1891. JOHN WASHBURN, 1892. 

Term ends 

GEORGE T. MELZARD, 1893. 



64 REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Board of Health. 
JOHN [. ADAMS. CHARLES E. HARRIS. 

DAVID W. N1SBETT. 

Auditors. 

WILLIAM F. NORCROSS. L. FRANK CAHOON. 

AUGUSTINE W. RICH, 2D. 

Constables. 

1 AMES WHEELER. GEORGE M. CONNER. 

WALLACE WRIGHT. RODNEY A. DOUGLASS. 

Trustees of Library. 

Term ends Term ends 

BARNETT W. REDFERN, 1891. FRANK F. STANLEY, 1892. 

Term ends 

CURTIS V. MERRITT, 1893. 
Field Drivers. 

J. P. M. S. PITMAN. GEORGE NEWHALL. 

FRANK GRIFFIN. 

Fence Viewers. 

GILBERT DELANO. PELEG GARDNER. 

Measurer of Woad and Bark. 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTON. 

Surveyor of Lumber. 
ISAIAH ALDEN. 



Pound Keeper. 
MARTIN CARPENTER. 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



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APPOINTED OFFICERS, 1890-91. 

Secretary of Selectmen. 
CHARLES G. ROWELL. 

Librarian. 
MISS S. L. HONERS. 

Assistant Librarians. 

FRED COLLINS. J. PAUL JACKSON. 

EDDIE W. HAWES. 

, Resigned. 

Police. 

WALLACE WRIGHT, Chief. GEORGE M. CONNER. 

Special Police. 



J. P. M. S. PITMAM. 
RICHARD V. BESSOM. 
NATHANIEL A. CAHOON. 
WILLIAM D. HTJTT. 
A. FRANK NESBITT. 
JOHN T. BIRD. 



CHARLES W. FRENCH 
GEORGE NEWHALL. 
STEPHEN D. MORRIS. 
GEORGE W. HARRIS. 
SILAS B. CARR. 
FRANK E. HILL. 



Town Weigher. 
THOMAS B. PEDRICK. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
DANIEL F. KNOWLTOX. GEORGE W. HARRIS. 

Pro Tern. 

Milk Inspector. 
CHARLES E. HARRIS 



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REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



Superintendent of Streets. 
J. P. M. S. PITMAN. 

Superintendent of Cemetery. 
JOSEPH S. BROWN. 

Janitor of Town Hall. 
A. FRANK NESBITT. 

Town Counsel. 
ROBINSON & BLANEY. 

Town Forrester. 
J. P. M. S. PITMAN. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 
CHARLES K. ROBERTS, Chief. GEORGE P. CAHOON. 
DAVID H. PRATT. 

Registrars of Voters. 

Term ends Resigned. 

LPTHER G. PITMAN, 1891. FRANK E. GALLS. 

Term ends Term ends 

GEO. W. MARSHALL, 1892. JOHN R. M ERR ITT, 1893. 
GEORGE T. TILL, Clerk. 

Keeper of Lockup. 

Wallace wright; 

Superintendent of Burial of Deceased Soldiers and Sailors. 
S. F. DOUGLASS. 

Agent for Prevention of Cruelty to Ch ildren. 
JAMES K. PHILLIPS. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



1890—1891. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

We have the honor to submit the following report for the 
year ending February 28, 1891 : 

Financial. — We congratulate our citizens on our sound 
financial condition. The valuation of the Town, both real 
and personal, on May 1, 1890, was £4,859,327; the present 
debt is 548,666.67. The funding of the war debt ($26,000), 
on which, since 1874, $24,000 interest has been paid, we con- 
sidered the best policy, rather than assessing the full amount 
in 1894, which would have been the duty of the Assessors, 
under the provisions of Statute of 1875, Chap. 207, Sec. 7, 
Public Statutes, Chap. 29, Sees. 12 and 13, which required this 
indebtedness to be paid in full at maturity, June 13, 1895. 

The debt was refunded at the Lynn Institution for Savings 
by six notes, of $4,333.33 each, the last note maturing June 
13, 1895. It will be seen by referring to the note table that 
the entire present debt will be extinguished May 4, 1898. 

Appropriations. — In accordance with Article 2, part of 
Section 3 of our By-Laws, after consultation with the differ- 
ent Boards, we recommend the following amounts for the 



several departments : 

Selectmen's Department $4,000 00 

School Department 10,80000 

Highway Department 5 ? 5o° 00 

Sidewalks 1,000 00 

Poor Department 2,000 00 

Street Lights • 6,000 00 

Fire Department 2,000 00 

Health Department 1,200 00 



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Police Department 

Cemetery 

Library, dog tax, receipts, and 

Memorial Day 

Monument Lot, care of 

Concrete and Curbstones 

Town Hall, receipts and 

Water Rates for Hydrants and Fountains 

State Tax 

County Tax 



$2,300 00 



400 00 



50 00 
25 00 



700 00 



400 00 



350 00 



4,000 00 



4,000 00 



nterest 



2,400 00 



Catch Basins and Paving Gutters 

Street Crossings 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Aid, Chap. 298, Sees. 1 and 2, Statute 1889. 

Beach Avenue 

Humphrey Street Improvement 



1,800 00 
1,800 00 



500 00 
35° 00 



200 00 



Water Pipes. — The following amount of cast iron water 
pipe has been laid : 



Hydrants and stop gates have been set at the usual dis- 
tances. The work was done by contract by John T. Lang- 
ford of Boston. There has been 208 feet of 3 inch wrought 
iron pipe laid in Claremont Terrace. 

Highways. — A decided improvement has been noticed on 
the highways the past . season, by dispensing with the old 
system of carting on unnecessary quantities of gravel. Por- 
tions of the roadbed on Humphrey street have been reduced 
and the material carted to streets where needed. Much work 
has been done to those streets having a steep grade, in shap- 
ing and paving gutters and re-surfacing the roadbeds, largely 
reducing the expense of repairs after each rainfall. Perpetual 
work is required on the street traversed by the horse railroad, 



Humphrey street, near Hay Scales 

Humphrey street, near Beach Bluff avenue 

Salem street 

Mostyn street 



1000 feet 8 inch pipe 
1850 feet 6 inch pipe 
850 feet 6 inch pipe 
850 feet 6 inch pipe 



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its narrow condition in many places confining the travel to 
the same rut. The excellent material furnished by the rock 
crusher should be liberally applied to portions of this street, 
particularly to that part along King's Beach. Portions of 
Atlantic avenue should be re-surfaced and crowned. 

We call the attention of the. Town to that part of Humph- 
rey street in front of the car stables, from the way to the 
Beach to the building known as the Ocean Cottage. At this 
point the street is largely occupied by the tracks of the Lynn 
and Boston Railroad. No sidewalk line exists, as the entire 
space between the track and buildings is used by teams in 
avoiding the rails. As a continuous line of buildings have 
been erected on that side, leaving no exit for the pedestrian, 
accidents at this place are liable to occur. Reports of narrow 
escapes from being run over are frequent. We therefore 
recommend that the Selectmen be directed to cause a line of 
edge stone to be set from the way leading to the Beach to the 
" Ocean Cottage " estate. By doing so a proper sidewalk can 
be maintained for the convenience and safety of the public. 

Improvement on Humphrey Street. — By an appropri- 
ation of Si. Son we were enabled to make the following 
improvements on Humphrey street : Fences have been set 
back, trees have been removed from the sidewalk, a new stone 
culvert has been constructed from the drain on Marshall 
street to the property line of Blaney & Roberts, where it is 
temporarily connected, by means of an 18 inch pipe, with the 
old drain. About 60 yards of a projecting ledge opposite the 
stable has been removed. The street to this point has been 
re-graded, a sidewalk built on the south side, from the Hay 
Scales to the end of the new drain. The tracks of the L. & 
B. R. R. have been removed to the centre of the street. 

We recommend the completion of this street to Humphrey 
Square, by building a portion each year. This year we 
recommend the new drain should continue to the easterly 
line of the stable property. From this point a retaining wall, 
with fence, should be built a distance of about 500 feet, to 



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the Farrell property. The ledge on the north side should be 
removed, so as to make the street of a uniform width of 50 
feet, with an established grade. The estimated cost of this 
work is $1,800. We recommend this amount be appropriated. 

Widening Humphrey Street Near Beach Bluff 
Avenue. — By the removal of the ledge in front of the Cros- 
man property, the street has been made of a uniform width 
of 50 feet to the Marblehead line. About 500 feet of sidewalk, 
with curbstone and concrete, has been built, and the street 
re-surfaced. The stone blasted from the ledge was found to 
be excellent building material and was partly used in building 
the wall and foundation for the stone crusher and the new 
culvert on Humphrey street. A drinking fountain has been 
placed opposite Beach Bluff avenue, in compliance with a vote 
of the Town. 

King Street. — This street, which was accepted by the 
Town some years since, without any survey by the Town or 
provision made for the disposal of its surface water, has been 
re-graded and drained in accordance with the plan adopted at 
the annual meeting. The sidewalks have been re-surfaced, 
the roadbed crowned, and catch basins built at the lowest 
depressions, from which an 8 inch Akron tile drain carries 
the surface water through the estates of H. Newcomb and S. 
A. Newcomb, thence under Redington street to the Swamp- 
scott Land Trust sewer on Sheridan road. 

The street is now thoroughly drained and the cause of 
complaint removed. It was agreed that Mr. S. A. Newcomb's 
lot on Redington street should be raised to a level with the 
sidewalk with such material as the Surveyor may have at his 
disposal, not suitable for road building, in consideration of the 
right to build the drain through his land. 

Essex Street. — The flooding of a portion of this street, 
near the cemetery, during the winter months, caused by the 
watershed from the adjoining hillside, has been a source of 



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much complaint from our citizens in that locality. The water 
has been conducted to a ditch on the Stetson property, mak- 
ing a decided improvement. 

Steps to King's Beach. — A flight of wrought iron steps 
has been constructed leading to King's Beach, opposite the 
monument, and has proved a great convenience to all, as has 
been observed the past summer. 

Catch Basins and Paving. — Catch basins with drains 
have been constructed on Orient, Humphrey, King and Red- 
ington streets, for the disposal of surface water. 

Gutters have been paved the entire length of Hillside ave- 
nue on the easterly side and on portions of Cherry street, 
Rock avenue, King and Orient streets, where necessary. 

We recommend an appropriation of S500 for this depart- 
ment for the coming year. 

New Streets. — Two new streets have been constructed 
in accordance with the plans and profiles adopted by the 
Town, viz.: — Hillside avenue, leading from Cherry to Roy 
streets, and Thomas Road leading from Burrill street to 
Swampscott Land Trust. Proposals for building were solic- 
ited and Mr. H. S. Tuttle, the lowest bidder, was awarded 
the contract for both streets. 

Street Crossings. — In compliance with a vote of the 
Town, a granite crossing has been laid across Humphrey 
street, opposite the store of G. H. Holden & Co.. two at the 
entrance of Monument avenue on Burrill street, and one 
across Railroad avenue at the terminus of Pine street. We 
recommend an appropriation of S3 50 for this department. 

Town PI all. — The Town Hall has been thoroughly re- 
paired and painted, with the exception of the lower part 
which needs attention. 



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REPORT OF SELECTMEN. 



Drain at Fishing Beach. — Although no action was 
taken by the Town in reference to this work, we felt we were 
warranted in view of its ruinous condition in rebuilding it. 
Estimates were solicited from parties making a specialty of 
sewer building and the contract awarded to Hamilton & BaU 
comb, of Salem, the lowest bidders. 

Beaches. — During the past season the condition of our 
beaches has been the cause of much just complaint, not only 
from our own residents, but from those who have occasion to - 
pass through our Town. Several causes for their condition 
exist, notably, the emptying of cesspool wagons upon them. 
The matter is an important one to those, having an interest 
in our Town. We see no reason why it is not as imperative 
to have the beaches under the same control and protection as 
our highways, and we recommend a special appropriation for 
this purpose to be expended under the direction of the Select- 
men or Board of Health, as the Town may determine. 

We also recommend, that the yearly suggestion of our 
Board of Health, that a lot of land suitable for a dumping 
place be purchased, and that an appropriation be made for 
that purpose. 

Cemetery. — Owing to the very low price fixed upon the 
lots, persons not residents of the Town have purchased 
largely in our cemetery. It will be seen by referring to the 
report of the Superintendent that additional space must be 
provided. A plan of 49,708 square feet of unimproved land 
in the easterly part of the cemetery has been made, showing 
no lots. We recommend that some action be taken by the 
Town towards improving this land so that it will be suitable 
for burial purposes. 

Report on Sewerage Plans and Estimates. — At 
the annual Town Meeting held March 18th, 1890, the Select- 
men were instructed under the following vote, viz.: — That the 
Town employ a suitable Civil Engineer to make a survey of 



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73 



the Town for the purpose of establishing a system of sewers 
therein, said Engineer to report a system or systems which 
shall comprise the proper drainage of the Town by sewers 
together with the probable cost of such system or systems to 
the Selectmen who are hereby constituted a Committee to 
consider the plans and estimates of such surveyor and report 
the same together with their recommendations thereon to the 
Town at its next Annual Meeting, and that a sum of money 
not exceeding eight hundred dollars, be appropriated for the 
expense and compensation of such Engineer. In accordance 
with said vote, we employed Mr. Rudolph Hering, of New 
York, an eminent Sanitary Engineer, to make such survey 
and furnish report, *plans and estimates and herewith present 
the same for your consideration. 

Sewerage. — Owing to the magnitude of the subject your 
Committee do not make or offer any recommendation, simply 
giving the report that the Town may take such action as they 
deem best. 

New York, Feb. 7th, 1 89 1 . 

To the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, Mass. 

Gentlemen: — In accordance with your request I present 
herewith the result of certain studies, which I have made for 
the purpose of ascertaining the most economical and satisfac- 
tory system of sewerage for your town. 

The necessity for sewerage is being severely felt in several 
localities, particularly in the low territories near the mouth of 
Stacey Brook, along Humphrey street and near the Ocean 
House. Other localities are ready to use sewers, as soon as 
they are available, and still others are being developed for 
building sites, the value of which will largely depend upon 
good drainage. 

The populous part of the Town extends along the shores of 
the Nahant and Massachusetts Bays. It is here, therefore, 
that the sewage will mainly be created, and if discharged 



* The plans are on file at the Town Hall. 



74 



along the beaches, it will cause them to become foul and 
destroy one of the foremost attractions of the Town. 

The first question to be considered is the proper method of 
disposing of the sewage when it is" collected. Upon the. 
answer largely depends the character of the system to be 
applied, the alignment of the mains and the more costly part 
of the work. The disposal of the sewage is therefore the 
question to be treated in the following report : 

There are three practicable methods by which to dispose of 
the sewage of Swampscott. 

First, it can be delivered into the intercepting sewer of the 
City of Lynn at Ingalls avenue' and Stacey Brook. This 
sewer, when designed, was so proportioned that at least a part 
of Swampscott might discharge its sewage into it. (See 
Report of the Committee on Drainage of the City of Lynn, 
Nov., 1884, page 16.) 

Secondly, the sewage may be lifted to certain gravelly 
territory near Salem street, where it can be filtered and 
purified. 

Thirdly, it may be discharged into the bay at deep water, 
near Dread Ledge, whence the currents will disperse it and 
by dilution cause it to disappear. 

Aside from the question of cost there are. both advantages 
and disadvantages in each of the three methods of disposal. 
The discharge of the sewage into the Lynn System, or into 
the ocean at Dread Ledge, would relieve the Town of any 
further care after it had once entered the outfall sewer. 
W hile, if discharged upon filtration grounds, it would require 
constant attention and must be carefully distributed over, the 
different beds, so that no nuisance would arise therefrom, and 
so that purification would be accomplished. It is hardly to be 
feared that the effluent water from these grounds would 
ultimately reach the pumps which, about a mile to the north- 
east, supply the Town of Marblehead with water. But if this, 
nevertheless, should be feared, several deep drains can be laid 
to intercept the effluent water, and to conduct it into the 
brook which discharges near the foot of Beach Bluff* avenue. 

On the other hand, the disposal of the sewage upon these 
grounds causes it at once to be thoroughly purified arid to 
obviate any further trouble. While, if discharged into the 
Lynn system it adds to the quantity eventually to be dealt 
with by that city, and if discharged into the Bay, which would 
be entirely unobjectionable in the way , of producing any 



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nuisance, it may, however, be considered by some to be a con- 
stant menace to the healthfulness of the shores and depreciate 
their value. 

From these considerations I should rank the value of the 
methods of sewage disposal for Swampscott as follows : 

First, a disposal on land near Salem street ; second, a dis- 
charge into the Lynn system, and, third, a discharge into the 
Bay near Dread Ledge. 

It will now be in place to consider some of the elements 
which govern the design in each one of these three cases, so 
as to indicate the general features and to estimate the cost. 

There are four independent localities which lie so low that 
to sewer them to any of the proposed outfalls, it is necessary 
to pump some sewage. One is near the mouth of Stacey 
Brook, another near the Ocean House, a third near the foot 
of Beach Bluff avenue, and the fourth is at Palmer's Pond. 
As it would, of course, be very costly to have four pumping 
.stations, each with the necessary engineers and firemen, it is 
intended to have but one, and to use at the other points sew- 
age ejectors, which lift the sewage by means of compressed 
air, supplied through special pipes from the pumping station. 
Such ejectors are used for a similar purpose in several Eng- 
lish cities and in the Houses of Parliament in London, and in 
Chicago. 

When sewage must be pumped, as in your case, or when it 
must be treated on land, it is desirable to keep its quantity as 
small and its flow as regular as possible. We should, there- 
fore, endeavor to exclude from the sewers not only the ground 
water, but also the rain water, and confine them to the 
reception of sewage alone. The separate system of sewerage 
should, therefore, be adopted in your Town. Both rain water 
and ground water can be led to any points along the shores 
by other channels, without objection, and at a less cost than 
if united with the sewage and, consequently, sharing in its 
method of disposal. The cost of the latter depends more 
upon the bulk than the degree of foulness of the water. 

The quantity of sewage to be provided for is somewhat 
dependent on the amount of the water supply. It is given as 
125,000 gallons per day in winter, and as 900,000 gallons per 
day in summer. The latter quantity includes a large amount 
of water used for sprinkling purposes, and therefore does not 
represent the amount of sewage to be expected. The popu- 
lation in the winter is given as about 3,000 and in summer as 



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about 5,000. In winter, therefore, the water consumption is 
about 42 gallons per head per day. If we assume that that 
part of the summer consumption which reaches the sewers is 
70 gallons per head per day, we will have 350,000 gallons as 
the amount of sewage which would be collected from the 
present summer population, by a complete system of sewer- 
age. It is, of course, necessary in planning works adequate 
for the future, to calculate for a larger quantity, and in pro- 
portioning the sizes on the accompanying plans, and for the 
purpose of making comparative estimates of cost, I have 
assumed that over three times this amount will be carried 
away by the sewers. 

The slopes which have been given to the sewers are the 
best obtainable without unduly increasing the excavation or 
the height of pumping. In some instances, notwithstanding, 
it was necessary to have deep cuts and some which are in rock. 

Details were considered only as far as they affected the 
general design. At present it is only necessary to determine 
the manner of disposing of the sewage and to consider the ' 
elements having a bearing thereon. When this is once 
decided the sewerage system can be planned in detail to 
better advantage than now. But to indicate the general 
alignments which will probably be found most advantageous 
for those areas which may soon need sewerage, I have drawn 
such sewers upon the plans with purple lines. 

In order to enable you to see more clearly the arrangements 
required for disposing of the sewage in the three ways men- 
tioned above, I have prepared three plans as follows : 

Project I. Discharge into Lynn Intercepting Sewer. 
Project II. Discharge on Filtration Grounds near Salem 
street. Project III. Discharge into Bay near Dread Ledge. 

The natural drainage areas are plainly marked with brown 
lines and show the extent of the territory draining into the 
brook emptying near the foot of Beach Bluff avenue, into 
Palmer's Pond, into the swamp back of the Beach School 
House, and to the mouth of Stacey Brook. 

In order to make a fair comparison between the several 
projects, those sewers which are the same in all of them are 
colored differently (purple) from those which vary (red), and 
for which latter alone the comparative estimates of cost are 
given. Those sewers which are common to each project are 
nearly all eight inch pipes, the total cost of which, in dry 



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earth excavation, may be reckoned at $i. 10 per lineal foot, 
including manholes. 

If it is desired to sewer the buildings on Humphrey street, 
between the Farms School House and Ocean avenue, before 
it is desired to sewer any other part of the Beach Bluff Brook 
drainage area, it is practicable by a deep cut to lay a sewer 
down Humphrey street, southerly from Ocean avenue to the 
Pumping Station, near the Beach School House. 

Other minor changes may be found to .be indicated when 
the immediate demands for sewerage of certain localities pre- 
sent themselves. 

As it is necessary to pump some of the Swampscott sew- 
age near the foot of Stacey Brook, and as there is a small 
territory in the City of Lynn which would naturally drain to 
this point, and which will likewise require a pumping of its 
sewage, it might be well to enter into an arrangement with 
the City of Lynn for a joint Lumping Station at this point. 

W hile tor convenience I have treated the three projects 
separately, it is of course possible to adopt part of one and 
part of another. For instance, the sewage from the southern 
part of the Town may be carried into the Lynn Interceptor, 
while that from the northern part may be carried to the pro- 
posed filtration grounds. If it is found that better terms can 
be secured by admitting a smaller amount of sewage into the 
Lynn System, 1 should consider such a division preferable. 

It has been endeavored to arrange the alignments so that 
as little sewage as practicable would require lifting. Owing 
to the rocky territory frequently encountered, an interception 
of the sewage so as to flow off by gravity becomes very ex- 
pensive, and particularly so when streets are not available at 
suitable points. Therefore it is often found cheaper to lift 
the sewage artificially than to intercept it, especially when 
lifting stations are for other reasons necessary. 

PROJECT I. 

DELIVERING CHE SEWAGE IN rO THE LYNN SYSTEM. 

The joining sewer is an 18 inch pipe. A large portion of 
it would be within the limits of the City of Lynn* It follows 
Superior to Pine and Boynton to Burrill street, then decreases 
in size and follows Burrill to Humphrey street. At Monument 
avenue it receives from an ejector the sewage which is col- 
lected from the low district near Stacey Brook and from Par- 
adise Road. At Blaney street it receives the sewage from 



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the Pumping Station back of Beach School House. At this 
station the sewage from Orient street and from the northern 
part of the Town is collected. From Palmer's Pond and back 
of the Hotel Preston, the sewage reaching these low points 
by gravity, is lifted by ejectors into a pumping main passing 
along Atlantic avenue to Forrest avenue, whence it runs by 
gravity through Humphrey street to the Pumping Station. 

PROJECT II. 

DELIVERING THE SEWAGE UPON FILTRATION GROUNDS NEAR SALEM STREET. 

I am informed by Mr. A. R. Bunting and Mr. Charles W. 
Gay that the territory which is indicated upon the map by a 
light green tint, consists of gravel and sand, such as may be 
seen in the gravel pits nearby. The surface layer, about 12 
to 18 inches in depth, is loam soil. For the purpose of sew- 
age filtration this covering would have to be removed so as to 
expose the porous material below. 1 am informed that this 
soil could be taken off without expense, the value of the loam 
being greater than the cost of its removal. The land availa- 
ble in the locality within the Town limits is about thirty acres, 
which with suitable care would suffice for purifying the sew- 
age of Swampscott for many years. It is unnecessary for me 
to say that the method of disposing of sewage on porous 
sand or gravel, is an entirely satisfactory one in every way, if 
managed with proper care. Where a high degree of purifica- 
tion is desired it is the method which has given the best 
results both in Europe and America. 

The large territory which is indicated in the plan by a light 
red tint, can be drained to these filtration grounds by gravity. 
The remaining area of the Beach Bluff Brook Watershed can 
have its sewage delivered at the grounds by means of a sew- 
age Ejector placed near the mouth of the Brook. The south- 
ern part of the Town will best have its sewage concentrated 
at a Pumping Station to be located near the mouth of Stacey 
Brook. The pumping main would follow the streets as far as 
the railroad crossing at Walker' Road, and thence it must be 
carried over private ground, about as shown upon the plan. 
Beyond th% railroad crossing, where it reaches an elevation of 
about 75 feet above low water, it can flow by gravity. In the 
rear of the Beach School House there would be another 
ejector, which would raise the sewage reaching it from the 
low surrounding territory, into the* main sewer on Burrill 
street, as shown on the plan. 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN. 



79 



PROJECT III. 

DELIVERING THE SEWAGE INTO THE BAY NEAIJ DREAD LEDGE. 

Discharging sewage into the ' Ocean is practiced in many 
localities with entire success. Where the amount of sewage 
is small, such as it would be in the case of Swampscott, it is 
not known to cause any objection in the vicinity by floating- 
matter drifting ashore, provided it is screened before entering 
the outfall sewer, and delivered in deep water at a point 
where there is a good current. A glance ajt any map show- 
ing the entire coast and an examination of the depths of 
water will prove that near Dread Ledge, the dilution from the 
currents passing into and out of Nahant Bay will give a wide 
dispersion and dilution. 

To deliver the sewage at this point during high water, or 
even at mean low water level, will require pumping near the 
mouth of Stacey Brook, near the Beach School House and 
near the mouth of Beach Bluff Brook. As means of pump- 
ing will eventually have to be provided at these points, it is 
better to slightly increase the quantity of sewage to be 
pumped rather than to keep it reduced at the expense, for in- 
stance, of giving the sewers along Burrill and Humphrey 
streets less slope, in order to intercept a greater territory for 
a gravity discharge. The main features of this project can be 
readily seen from the plan. 

In estimating the comparative cost of the three projects I 
have assumed the following prices. For pipe sewers in earth 
trenches averaging 8.J feet in depth : — 

iS inches in diameter $1.50 per lineal foot. 

15 
12 
10 

8 

When the depth is greater than 8^ feet the additional ex- 
cavation is estimated at 50 cents per cubic yard. Rock in 
trenches is estimated at a width of 2 feet 9 inches for an 
eight inch pipe, and three feet for larger pipes. The price is 
estimated at six dollars per cubic yard. 

In gravel 1 5 cents per running foot is added to provide for 
pumping ground water. 

Manholes are estimated at S40 apiece. 



1 • j:> 
1. 10 
1 .00 
.90 



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REPORT OF SELECTMEN. 



Comparative estimates of the cost of the three projects and 
of the annual expense of pumping and disposing of the sew- 
age according to each, are appended. I have not included 
the cost of right of way or the cost of land for filtration area, 
which can best be estimated by yourselves. I have likewise 
not included the compensation which the City of Lynn would 
require for receiving the sewage of your Town. 

COMPARATIVE ESTIMATES OE COST 



PROJECT I. 

Sewers indicated by red lines $38,902 00 

Pumping machinery, pumping mains, buildings, etc 37, 4$° 00 

$76,382 00 

Add for contingencies 15 percent 1 1 ,457 00 

Total $87,839 00 



PROJECT II. 

Sewers indicated by red lines 542,770 00 

Pumping machinery, pumping mains, buildings, etc 41,080 00 

$83,850 00 

Add for contingencies 15 per cent '-,577 00 

$96,427 00 



Cost of land for filtration grounds, and right of way for pumping 
main, and outfall sewer 

Total Uiti 



PROJECT III. 



Sewers indicated by red lines $66,521 00 

Pumping machinery, pumping mains, buildings, etc 38,830 00 

5105,351 00 

Add for contingencies 15 per cent 15,802 00 



$121,153 00 

Right of way , ? 

Total 







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81 



Annual cost of pumping and disposing of 

the sewage in projects I. II. III. 

One Engineer and two Firemen $2,500 00 $2,500 00 $2,500 00 

Coal at $4.50 per ton 2,412 00 2,880 00 1,890 00 

Oil, packing, waste, repairs, tools, etc. . . 500 00 500 00 500 00 



$5,412 00 $5,880 00 $4,890 00 

Care of filter beds 1,500 00 

Annual charge for entering Lynn inter- 
cepting Sewer ? 

Total ? $7,380 00 $4,890 00 

If the interest on the first cost and the depreciation are 
added to the annual cost of maintenance, it will indicate that 
Projects I and III are about equally expensive, and that Project 
II would be more expensive by about $2,000 per annum. 

While the above estimates are extended beyond present 
needs so as to obtain a fair comparison of the schemes for the 
future, it would not be necessary to invest now the sums 
given. I therefore append further estimates of the expense 
required for constructing the main sewerage for the drainage 
areas constituting only the southern portion of the Town, 
which I understand is the only territory in need of sewerage 
at present. 

PROJECT I. 

Sewers indicated by red lines $40,717 00 

Pumping machinery, pumping mains, buildings, etc 15,600 00 

$5 6 >3 T 7 00 

Add for contingencies 15 per cent ! 8,447 00 



Total ' $64,764 00 



. w PROJECT It 

Sewers indicated by red lines $42,770 00 

Pumping machinery, pumping mains, buildings, etc 24,800 00 

$67,570 00 

Add for contingencies 15 per cent I0 > 1 35 °° 

$77,705 00 

Cost of land and right of way ? 



Total , 



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PROJECT III. 

Sewers indicated by red lines $66,521 00 

Pumping machinery, pumping mains, buildings, etc 2I ,95° 00 

$88,471 00 

Add for contingencies 15 per cent I 3, 2 7 I 00 

$101,742 00 

Right of way ? 

Total ? j 



The relative preference between these projects will largely 
depend upon the cost of land and the compensation for unit- 
ing your system of sewerage with that of the City of Lynn, 
both of which items I must at present leave to your own de- 
termination. 

Respectfully presented, 

RUDOLPH HERING. 

Beach Avenue. — One of our most important thorough- 
fares having never been properly laid out or graded, and 
whose dangerous condition requires some action of the Town 
to render it more safe, we have therefore laid out the same in 
accordance with plans and profile drawn by C. W. Gay, and 
submit the same for your consideration, and we recommend 
an appropriation to put the same to grade in accordance with 
said plans. 

Huron Street. — At the close of the year a petition was 
received for the laying out and acceptance of Huron street. 
It meets with our approval, and as time was hot had for action 
we respectfully refer the subject matter to our successors 
for their consideration. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

AARON R. BUNTING, 
ANDREW L. HARRIS, 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER, 



Selectmen of 
Swampscott. 



Report of Committee on Purchase of Stone 

Crusher. 



At the adjourned annual meeting the selectmen, with 
three citizens, were appointed as a committee to purchase a 
stone crusher and necessary apparatus for operating it. In 
accordance with the report of the previous committee, which 
was accepted and adopted, they have purchased of Perrin & 
Seamans of Boston, and placed in the lower gravel pit, a 
gx 15 machine of the Farrell and Marsden make, with revolv- 
ing screen and a twenty horse power Cleveland & Hardwick 
boiler and engine, over which a suitable building has been 
built. 

As the present location contains a large supply of stone for 
breaking, it was thought best by your committee to elevate 
the machinery, so as to do its work as economically as possible. 
An embankment wall 30 x 14, with a platform 24 x 30, on level 
with top of crusher, has been constructed. By an easy incline 
teams drive upon the platform and deposit their loads, doing 
away with the expensive work with wheel barrows, noticed 
by your committee at most of the plants visited. The 
crusher, engine and boiler, are skidded and can be moved to 
any part of the Town, if desired. All of the apparatus has 
been thoroughly tested and is satisfactory to your committee, 
and also to many of our citizens who have seen it in 
operation. 

Being late in the season when the work was completed, no 
large quantity of stone was used upon our streets, with the 
exception of the Swamp Road, the improved condition of 
which shows the superiority of crushed stone over gravel for 
road-building. The matter of providing a crusher has been 
before our Town for a number of years, and your Committee 
are satisfied that, with the improved condition of our streets 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CRUSHER. 



the coming year, by the proper use of broken stone, our citi- 
zens will in no way regret their final action. A detail of the 
expenditures' in this department will be found in the Auditor's 
Report. 

A. R. BUNTING, ) 
A. L. HARRIS, 

A. C. WIDGER, } Committee. 

D. P. STIMPSON, 
KENDALL POLLARD. ) 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

In making our report we are pleased to note an increase in 
our circulation, over the year previous, of about 1,000. This 
year we have delivered 16,076 volumes to patrons. 

We have added to our collection, during the year, 250 
books, and as usual have had to discard many copies that 
have become badly defaced or worn out; many we have re- 
placed, but others we have thought best not to renew. A 
number of valuable works have been purchased, among 
which are the "Century Dictionary," in four volumes, Stan- 
ley's " Darkest Africa/' " Narrative and Critical History of 
America," and many others. We gratefully acknowledge the 
receipt of ten volumes from Mrs. Ernst of Boston, also one 
volume each from Miss Weld and Miss Lodge of Boston, and 
Mr. Larremon of New York. Our total number of books is 
5,781, 326 of which are in our Reference Library. 

Our receipts from fines and the sale of catalogues amounted 
to S23.50, and right here we would mention that we have a 
number of copies of our catalogue remaining unsold, which 
we offer for sale at the Library at 25 cents each, which is 
hardly half the cost. It is a carefully prepared work and 
should be in every household in town. 

The Library is open every Saturday from 2 to 9 p. m., and 
on Wednesday from 4 to 9. We renew our invitation to all 
readers to visit the Library, and if they do not find upon our 
shelves any work of interest they desire to peruse, we will do 
our best to secure it, if considered proper, by mentioning the 
title to the Librarian. 

BARNETT W. REDFERN, ) Public 
FRANK F. STANLEY, } Library 
CURTIS V. MERRITT, ) Trustees. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

The Board of Health respectfully submit the following 
report for the year ending 1891. During the year we have 
received and investigated all complaints brought to our notice, 
and have received ten official notices of contagious diseases, 
consisting of eight cases of scarlet fever, one of diphtheria, 
and one of typhoid fever, which proved fatal. The collecting 
of offal by Mr. McDonough has proved very satisfactory, 
there being very few complaints. 

There have been several complaints entered in regard to 
the stench which arises from the beaches, more especially 
from King's beach, which has been covered with a scum the 
greater part of the season, creating a stench which was very 
offensive in that locality. This has caused an extra expense 
which should be provided for in the future. In relation to 
the Lower beach we would recommend that the westerly 
drain be cut off up to high water mark, giving a better sys- 
tem of drainage. There has been only one death from con- 
tagious diseases this last year, and the general health of the 
Town has been good. 



JOHN I. ADAMS, 
CHARLES E. HARRIS, 
D. W. NISBETT, 



! 



Board 

of 
Health. 



REPORT OF MILK INSPECTOR. 



To the Citizens oe Swampscott : 

Herewith I submit my report as Milk Inspector for the 
year ending February 28, 1891. The receipts for 12 licenses 
amount to six dollars ($6.00), and this has been paid to the 
treasurer. 

The proper inspection of the milk sold in our town ap- 
pears to me a subject of considerable importance, and one in 
which our citizens should co-operate with the inspector in 
a rigid enforcement of the statutes of the Commonwealth 
upon this question, with fairness to the licensees and justice 
to the public. 

Our neighboring cities and towns are zealous in the execu- 
tion of these laws for the protection of the consumers of this 
popular article of food, and I recommend that my successor 
be supplied with apparatus for properly conducting his duties 
in a thorough manner. 

During the year Y have been prepared to investigate all 
complaints. But one has been made, and upon inspection of 
same the quality w T as found not up to test and returned to 
producer at Rowley as not salable. Otherwise the milk sold 
has been of good quality, as far as possible to judge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES E. HARRIS, Milk Inspector. 

Swampscott, Feb. 14, 1891. 



Report of Superintendent of Cemetery. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

During the year the wall at the rear of the Cemetery, and 
platform to the House, have been repaired at the cost of 
twenty-nine dollars ($29). As there are but few lots remain, 
ing unsold, I would recommend grading the hill at the rear of 
the tomb, to be laid out in lots ; would also recommend that 
fifty dollars ($50) be appropriated for the painting and repair- 



ing of the house. 

Number of lots sold at $25 each 6 

Number of lots unsold 71 

Number of interments . 24 

Number of bodies in receiving tomb 4 

Expenditures for the year $313.08 



J. S. BROWN, Supt. 



POLICE REPORT FOR 1890-91. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

Whole number of arrests 15 

Drunkenness . . . . . . . 8 

Assault 2 

Keeping of disorderly house 1 

For non-support ....... 1 

Larceny . . . ... . . . 1 

Insane . . ^ . . . . . . . 2 15 

Disposed of as follows : — 
Committed to House of Correction for non-payment 

of fines . . ... . . . . 5 

Fined and paid 4 

Insane Asylum . . . . . . . . 2 

Continued cases ........ 3 

Probation 1 15 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Accidents reported 4 

Assisted other officers . 6 

Buildings found opened and secured 7 

Complaints investigated . 87 

Disturbances suppressed 1 

Dogs killed . ..... 8 



90 



REPORT OF POLICE. 



Fires extinguished without alarm i 

Intoxicated persons taken home belonging in Swampscott, 6 
Intoxicated persons left at Swampscott Depot, non- 
residents ......... 28 

Injured and sick persons assisted ..... 3 

Lights furnished for dangerous places .... 6 

Street obstructions removed ...... 7 

Stray teams put up . . . . . 1 

Stray children put up ....... 2 

POLICE IMPLEMENTS. 

Helmets . . . 8 

Badges . . . . . . . . . . .14 

Whistles . . 10 

Pairs handcuffs 8 

Twisters .......... 7 

Lantern .......... 1 

Revolvers . . . . . . . . . . 5 

Billies . . . . . . . . . 12 

Buttons . ...... 

VALUATION. 

Helmets $15 00 

Handcuffs and twisters 26 00 

Revolvers and badges 55 00 

Billies and whistles ^5° 

Lantern and buttons 3 5° 

REIMBURSED TO POLICE SERVICES, 1890-91. 

T. E. W. C. $1 00 

Old Folks' Ball 100 



REPORT OF POLICE. 9 1 

Swampscott Band i oo 

Swampscott Base Ball Club i 50 

Wardwell & Bros 5 00 

Stephen H. Wardwell 1 00 

Universalist ball 2 00 

Twenty Associate ball ". . 1 50 

Police Court and Essex County . . . . ^016 

$64 16 

WALLACE WRIGHT, Chuf of Police. 



REPORT OF ENGINEERS. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

The Engineers herewith present their annual report for the 
year ending February 28, 1 891 . 

LOCATION OF APPARATUS. 

Steamer, ladder truck, hose wagon and hose reel at engine 
house on New Ocean street ; hose reel and hose at Jacob 
Cooper's, Beach Bluff ; hose reel and hose at D. P. Stimp- 
son's, Redington street ; hose reel and hose at Horse Railroad 
stable, Essex street ; hose reel and hose at Highland Hall, 
Mountain Park ; hose and fittings at John Washburn's stable, 
Humphrey street. 

Horses, when needed, are furnished by the Lynn and Bos- 
tun Horse Railroad Co., as heretofore. 

LOCATION OF BOXES. 
During the year new boxes have been added and the old 



re- 


num 


bered. Their locations are as follows : 
1 


3 


Key 


at Bridget Lyon's. 


4 


u 


- B. & M. Flag Station. 


5 




" Engine House and Martin Carpenter's. 


6 


<< 


" C. P. Jeffers' drug store. 


7 


tt 


" Mrs. Patch, cor. Hillside ave. and Cherry st. 


8 




" John Jefferies". 


9 




•• Abner Harford's. 


12 




•• Allen Rowe's. 


L3 




•• Hotel Preston. 


14 




" Chas. P. Curtis' and Lincoln House. 


H 


a 


- Seth C. Kendrick's. 



REPOKT OF ENGINEERS. 



93 



ALARMS. 

June 8. Box 12. False alarm. 
Sept. 12. Box 7. False alarm. 

The Engineers would recommend the location of a new fire 
alarm box, to be placed near the corner of King and High- 
land streets, and a new box, to be placed near Highland Hall, 
Mountain Park, and that S200 for the same be appropriated. 

During the past year the Engineers have purchased a 
double hitch for the hose wagon, which leaves a good single 
harness of no use. We would recommend that the same be 
sold, and the amount realized be placed to the credit of the 
Department. 

As we reported in the last Town Report, the buildings of 
the Department were in poor condition, and as nothing has 
been done the past year, their condition has not improved. 
More jars for the fire alarm have been added, an extra hitch 
for the hose wagon has been secured, and therefore the De- 
partment is more cramped for room than ever. The whole 
Department should be in one house, the surroundings should 
be free from rocks, bricks and lumber, and be properly graded 
in order to look neat and tidy. The Engineers hope that the 
Article in the Warrant, relative to the building of a new 
house, will be adopted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. K. ROBERTS, ) 

GEO. P. CAHOON, S Engineers, 

DAVID H. PRATT, ) 



Report of Superintendent of Streets. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 



Stone and gravel used on streets as follows : 

Name of street. No. loads gravel. No. loads stone. 

Essex street 551 / 148 

Humphrey street 522 (Crush stone 229) 38 

Atlantic avenue 233 45 

Salem street 84 35 

Orient street 383 25 

Beach avenue 14 

Cherry street 58 10 

Sheridan street 3 

Blaney street 5 

New Ocean street 13 

Pine street 151 

King street 323 58 

Redington street 155 

Rose street 44 

Rockland street 41 

Phillips street 144 15 

Rock avenue 73 15 

Gravel and stone used on sidewalks as follows : 

Name of street. No. loads gravel. No. loads stone. 

Humphrey street 246 

Orient street 97 

Redington street 37 

Essex street 28 

Burrill street 21 

Cherry street 50 14 

Rock avenue 25 



Humphrey street, (No. 1 crush rock, 4 loads). 

Number of loads of sand used for sanding sidewalks, 65. 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 



95 



Gutter scrapings removed from streets as follows : 

Name of street. No. of loads. 

Humphrey street ■ 3°7 

New Ocean street l 7 

Essex street 2 7 

Orient street 64 

Woodbine avenue. 1 2 

Burrill street. . . 3 1 

Rock avenue 1 1 

Pine street "* 10 

Railroad avenue 2 

Phillips street • 3 

Atlantic avenue 17 

Blaney street to 

Redington street 5 

Rose street 3 

Highland street 3 

Beach Bluff avenue 20 

Columbia street 5 

Beach avenue • 5 

King street 7 

Gutter scrapings disposed of as follows : 

Name of street. No of loads. 

Humphrey street culvert 287 

S. A. Newcomb's lot 135 

Pine street school-house 26 

Cherry street 27 

Road to beach 64 

Widening Orient street 17 

Phillips street sidewalk 3 

ESSEX STREET IMPROVEMENT. 

Gravel and stone used on Essex street as follows : 

Number of loads of gravel 193 

Number of loads of stone 20 

Number of loads of gravel used on sidewalk 65 

Removed and used for filling on same . 50 



96 REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 



PAVING DEPARTMENT. 

Stone and sand used in paving gutters as follows : 

Name of street. No. loads stone. No. loads sand. 

Redington street 20 12 

King street 33 10 

Rose street 4 6 

Rock avenue . . . . 27 15 

Hillside avenue 67 

Cherry street 15 3 

Orient street 8 5 

Humphrey street . . . 39 19 

PUBLIC PROPERTY. 

Twenty-seven picks $30.00 

Twenty-four shovels I 5-°° 

Four bars ...... 4.00 

Five lanterns 1 .50 

Three street hose 1.50 

Two hammers 3.00 

Two rakes 1.00 

Three stone rakes . . 1.50 

Two snow ploughs 30.00 

One road machine . 200.00 

One tool box 4«°° 

Three mattocks 6.00 

One H. W. Clapp grating 8.00 

Very respectfully, 



JAMES P. M. S. PITMAN. 



Report of the Street Light Committee. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

By authority of a vote passed by the Town, March 17th, 
1890, your Committee on Street Lights made a contract with 
the Lynn Gas & Electric Co. for about 75 Arc Lights, 
together with several Incandescent Lights; the latter of which 
have been located at points where in the Committee's judg- 
ment, the Arcs were impracticable. 

The contract is for five years, and is appended to this report. 
In our last Annual Report, printed in the town documents of 
1890, the recommendations were favorable to the Incandescent 
System together with a continuation of the 2000 Candle 
Power Arc Lights by an addition of 6 to the 10 then in 
operation; but by investigating the subject carefully and with 
due consideration, the Committee decided that the Arc 
System would be much more satisfactory to the town than 
the Incandescent and acted accordingly. 

With the Arc System it was found that Incandescent 
Lamps could be placed at intervals anywhere on the line, 
without the necessity of an additional line of wire, while on 
the other hand the arc lights could not be taken from an 
incandescent wire or what is termed the alternating system. 

Your Committee visited the City of Maiden among other 
places, and investigated the 1200 candle power arc light. 
They gave general satisfaction in that city and distributed 
the light better than the 2000 candle power light, which is 
more expensive and better adapted for large cities. 

It was hoped the work of building the line would have been 
finished earlier, but some delay was occasioned by the Light 
Company being unable to get the required poles when wanted. 
In justice to the Company and to our Selectmen it is proper 
to state, however, that all appointments were punctually met 



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REPORT OF STREET LIGHT COMMITTEE. 



in locating the poles and pushing the work in season to 
receive the electric current, which was turned on the entire 
line on the evening of August 6th, 1890. 

With regard to the efficiency of electricity for lighting it is 
not claimed to be absolutely perfect. Like all new work the \ 
longer it is operated and the better care it receives, the better 
will the ♦results be. 

The Committee are pleased to say that the service 
furnished by the Light Company has been satisfactory in 
every respect and fully up to the requirements of the con- 
tract executed. 

Concerning the merit of electrical appliances manufactured 
by the various companies, it became evident that the product 
of the Thomson-Houston Company stood at the head. 

The founder of so many of these wonderful electrical inven- 
tions, having recently made his home in Swampscott, it is 
not improbable that discoveries will be made within our 
boundaries as useful to the world as the electric light, heat, 
power and welding. 

As regards the old line of poles owned by the N. E. Tele- 
graph and Telephone Co., your Committee are fully convinced 
that they have no legal location in our streets, and as they 
are eye-sores to the citizens, it is hoped their existance will no 
longer be tolerated, and that all wires will soon be carried on 
one line of poles as intended. There are parallel cases now 
pending in several cities and towns in this state, but unless 
action is taken by our Board of Selectmen or an amiable 
disposition is manifested by the Telephone Company (not 
looked for) the poles may remain indefinitely thereby gaining 
a location through non-action on the part of the town. In 
closing we recommend an appropriation of $6,000 to continue 
the street lighting this year. And would especially urge a 
more thorough trimming of the trees particularly in centres 
of road ways where shade is not needed. Finally, your Com- 
mittee desire to thank the Citizens for the confidence reposed 
in them by the motion of last year, granting the power to 



REPORT OF STREET LIGHT COMMITTEE. 99 



transact the street lighting business as in their judgment was 
for the best interest of the town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL F. CROSMAN, ^ ' 
E. A. FARNUM, Street 
CURTIS V. MERRITT, \ Light 
IVORY EMMONS, | Committee. 

WILLIAM F. NORCROSSJ 



COPY OF CONTRACT. 

Town of Swampscott, a?id The Lynn Gas and Electric Company. 

THIS AGREEMENT, made this thirtieth day of April, 1890, by and between 
the Lynn Gas and Electric Company, a coporation duly organized under the 
laws of Massachusetts, and established in the City of Lynn in the County of 
Essex in said State, hereinafter called the Electric Company, and the Town of 
Swampscott in said County and State, acting by Samuel F. Crosman, Ivory 
Emmons, Curtis V. Merritt, Charles E. Durgin. Edwin A. Farnum and William 
F. Norcross, its Committee on Street Lights, hereunto duly authorized by vote 
of the Town, Witnesseth That. 

Whereas said town is desirous of lighting certain of its streets and public 
places by electric light, supplied by both the arc and incandescent systems; 

And Whereas the Electric Company is ready to furnish such light for the term 
of five years, upon the terms and conditions and for the price hereinafter men- 
tioned, provided the town grants the necessary licenses, permits, and easements 
therefor : 

Now. Then, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein 
contained to be kept and performed by the parties hereto respectively, it is 
hereby mutually covenanted and agreed as follows : — 

(1). The Electric Company agrees to furnish seventy-five (75) arc lamps of 
notniual twelve hundred candle power each, and incandescent lamps of nominal 
twenty-five candle power each, in numbers as ordered by the Street Lighting 
Committee for the time being, and to establish the same in such places in said 
Town as the Committee on Street Lights for the time being may designate. If 
said Committee so elects, at the time the original locations are made, the town 
may require the Company to substitute fifteen incandescents for three of said 
arcs, but such substitution shall not be made afterwards, unless by mutual agree- 
ment of the parties. The Electric Company agrees that it will at its own cost and 
expense set up and maintain all the necessary poles, wires, circuits, and other 
apparatus required for the operation of said lamps, and properly connect said 
lines and circuits with the generating and controlling apparatus at its electric 
light station in Lynn, so as to constitute a complete and efficient electric lighting 



1 00 REPORT OF STREET LIGHT COMMITTEE. 



plant for the purposes above named. But all the property, apparatus and 
fixtures mentioned in this Article shall be and remain the property of the 
Electric Company. All posts used in said construction shall be of wood, reasona- 
bly straight, and firmly set in the ground. 

(2) . The Electric Company agrees, during the term of this contract, so to 
maintain and operate its generating and controlling apparatus, wires, circuits 
and lamps, as to furnish light from said lamps at their respective capacities, 
during the times and hours hereinafter specified, and in such manner that said 
light shall be practically steady and continuous. The Electric Company 
guarantees that each so-called 1200 candle-power arc lamp and each so-called 25 
candle-power incandescent lamp shall be as efficient, as regards steadiness and 
quantity of light, as any lamps of like rated capacities now in general use. 

(3) . Said Town of Swampscott shall have the option, at the beginning of each 
year of the term of this contract, to specify under which of the following schedules 
the lamps above described shall be operated: and any schedule so selected shall 
be and remain in force for a period of one year from and after such selection. 
That is to say, 

(a). From dusk till four o'clock A. M., during not to exceed in all 240 
nights per year. 

(d). From dusk till two o'clock A. M., during not to exceed in all 240 

different nights per year. 
(c). From dusk till one o'clock A. M., during not to exceed in all 240 

different nights per year. 

(4) . The Electric Company will also, from time to time as requested, operate 
said lamps beyond said limits of time, provided the Town shall pay, in addition 
to the prices hereinafter specified, a pro rata amount for the lights so furnished 
beyond the hours specified under the given schedule, or beyond said number of 
nights in one year. It is also distinctly understood and agreed that when the 
lights are furnished for only a portion of a night, the streets during the remain- 
ing portion between the limits above specified being well lighted by the moon, 
the same shall be counted as a full night's run. But the particular nights on 
which the plant is to be started and the lamps operated, shall be specified from 
time to time by the Committee on Street Lights. 

(5) . The Town of Swampscott agrees to accept said seventy-five arc lights, 
or their equivalent in 72 arcs and 15 incandescents, to be furnished by the 
Electric Company as aforesaid, and such number of incandescents, outside of 
those substituted in place of three arcs, as the Street Lighting Committee may 
order, and to make payment therefor in cash, at the times, on the terms, and at 
the prices hereinafter set forth. That is to say, 

(a.) If and whenever option (a) of Article (3) is exercised, the sum of 
$80 per arc lamp per year, and $19 per incandescent lamp per 
year. 

{b.) If and whenever option {b) of said Article (3) is exercised, the sum 
of $72 per arc lamp per year, and $16 per incandescent lamp per 
year. 

(<r.) If and whenever option (c) of said Article (3) is exercised, the sum of 
$70 per arc lamp per year, and $15 per incandescent lamp per year. 



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(d.) If and whenever lights are operated at the Town's request beyond 
the hours specified, such additional sums as shall accrue accord- 
ing to the provisions of Article (4). 
Said prices are based upon service on two hundred and forty nights per year, 
and the Electric Company shall not in any calendar year be required to furnish 
light on more than said number of nights, without the payment of extra com- 
pensation as provided in Article (4). Said incandescent lights outside of those 
(if any,) substituted for three arcs, may be ordered at any time, and from time to 
time; but when any are once ordered, the same shall be furnished and paid for 
throughout the remainder of the term of this contract. 

All amounts accruing under the above items or any of them, shall be paid by 
the Town of Swampscott to the Electric Company in instalments, as- follows: 

All amounts for lights furnished under this contract shall accrue and be 
payable in monthly instalments, that is to say, on the first day of each 
and every month there shall be due and payable such sums as shall, ac- 
cording to the rates and prices hereinbefore specified, pay for all the 
lights furnished up to said first day of the month. 

(6) . It is further agreed that in case the Town should desire to change the 
location of said lamps or any of them, after the same have once been put in place 
and established in pursuance of this contract, the Electric Company will relocate 
the same, and put them in such new places as the Committee on Street Lights 
for the time being may designate ; provided, however, that the actual cost and 
expense occasioned the Electric Company by such changes in location, the re- 
setting of lamps and posts, and the reconstruction of the circuits connected 
therewith, shall be paid by the Town in addition to the other amounts accruing 
from it to the Electric Company. The Electric Company will, however, at the 
Committee's request, relocate and reconstruct, without any cost or expense to 
the Town, any of said 75 arc lights, or their equivalent, not exceeding ten in 
number, provided such request be made in writing within thirty days after they 
are originally established and put in operation, and provided further that the 
change asked for will cause the streets to be more effectively lighted. 

(7) . If for any reason not due to the fault or negligence of the Electric Com- 
pany, there shall be any cessation of, or interruption to, the supply of electric 
light under this contract, the Electric Company shall not be liable in damages 
therefor, but there shall be deducted from the consideration to be paid as afore- 
said, such amounts as shall be a just proportionate discount on account of such 
failure to supply light, except that such temporary failures of the lights to burn, 
as are ordinarily incident to the operation of electric light plants, shall not en- 
title the Town to any rebate or discount. The Electric Company shall, never- 
theless, be bound, throughout the term of this contract, to use its best endeav. 
ors to start the lights again with all reasonable dispatch, and burn the same con- 
tinuously, after any cessation or interruption. 

(8) . Finally, it is agreed that the lights here incontracted for shall be in oper- 
ation on the first day of August, 1890, and that this contract shall be and remain 
in force for a period of five (5) calendar years from and after said date. 

(The words "or beyond said number of nights in one year," interlined in the 



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fifth line of Article (4) before signing), and the words "or their equivalent," 
likewise interlined in the second line from the bottom of the fourth sheet. 

In witness whereof, said Town of Swampscott has caused these presents to be 
signed in its name and behalf by said Crosman, Emmons, Merritt, Durgin, Far- 
num and Norcross, its Committee on Street Lights, hereunto duly authorized ; 
and said Lynn Gas and Electric Company has caused the same to be signed in 
its name and behalf by C. H. Newhall, its President, and Charles C. Fry, its 
Treasurer, hereunto duly authorized; the day and year first above written. 

The Town of Swampscott by 



SAMUEL F. CROSMAN, 
IVORY EMMONS, 
CHARLES E. DURGIN, 
CURTIS V. MERRITT, 
EDWIN A. FARNHAM, 
WILLIAM F. NORCROSS. 



Committee on 
Street Lights. 



LYNN GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, 

By Charles H. Newhall, President. 



Charles C. Fry, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK. 



BIRTHS RECORDED. 

Males, 28; Females, 34; Total, 62. 

In January, 4 ; February, 3 ; March, 3 ; April, 6 ; May, 3 ; 
June, 7: July, 5; August, 7; September,. 3; October, 6; 
November, 4; December, 11. 

Nativity of Fathers. — Massachusetts, 38 ; Maine, 8 ; Nova 
Scotia, 4; New York, 3; England, Ireland, 2 each; New 
Hampshire, Connecticut, New Brunswick, Prince Edward 
Island, Norway, 1 each. 

Nativity of Mothers. — Massachusets, 28 ; Ireland, 12; Nova 
Scotia, 6; Maine, 5; New Brunswick, England, Scotland, 
Norway, Canada, Washington, D. C, Iowa, New York, Con- 
necticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, 1 each. 

Fathers born in Swampscott, 10; Mothers, 6. 

DEATHS RECORDED. 

Males, 26 ; Females, 23 ; Total, 49 

In January, 4; February, 4; March, 3; April, 4; May, 2; 
June, 5; July, 5; August, 7; September, 3; October, 4; 
November, 5 ; December, 3. 
' Under 5 years, 11 ; 10 to 20, 4; 20 to 30, 4 ; 30 to 40, 3; 
40 to 50, 5 ; 50 to 60, 7 ; 60 to 70, 1 ; 70 to 80, 4; 80 to 90, 
9; Unknown, 1. 

'Causes. — Lung Diseases, 8 ; Paralysis, 4 ; Cancers, 4 : 
Old Age, 3 ; Debility, 3 ; Apoplexy, Bronchitis, R. R. 
Accident, Typhoid Fever, Heart Disease, Exhaustion, Hem- 
orrhage, 2 each : Chloral Poisoning, Meningitis, Disease of 
Bone, Diarrhoea, Still Born, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Malig- 
nant Spotted Fever, Puerperal Convulsions, Erysipelas 
Parotitis, Tuberculosis, Drowning, 1 each. 



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70 years of Age and over. — Geo. P. Sanger, 70 years, Heart 
Disease ; Nathan Harding, 73 yrs., 1 1 mos., Paralysis ; 
Philander Holden, 77 yrs., 8 mos., Debility ; Ann Blaney, 79 
yrs., 1 mo., 15 days, Old Age; Rebekah Daly, 80 yrs., 2 mos., 
7 days, Old Age; Jeremiah Hayes, 81 yrs., Pneumonia; 
Walburga Nies, 81 yrs., Paralysis; Mary P. Ellis, 82 yrs., 
Paralysis; Clementine Godshall, 83 yrs., 11 mos., Parotitis; 
Emelia P. Collins, 83 yrs., 5 mos., Cancer of Stomach ; Philo 
S. Shelton, 84 yrs., 6 mos., 12 days, Pneumonia; Mary Etta 
Scales, 84 yrs., 6 mos,, 20 days, Apoplexy ; Eliza J. Brooks, 
87 yrs., 5 mos., Old Age. 

MARRIAGES RECORDED, 37. 

In January, 4 ; February, 2 ; March, 1 ; April, 1 ; May, 1 ; 
June, 3 ; July, 5 ; August, 4 ; September, 4 ; October, 1 ; 
November, 9; December, 2. 

Nativity of Grooms. — Massachusetts, 22 ; England, 3 ; 
Ireland, 2 ; Nova Scotia, 2 ; New York, 2 ; Scotland, New 
Brunswick, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, 
1 each. 

Nativity of Brides. — Massachusetts, 26 ; Ireland, 3 ; Maine, 
2 ; Sweden, Labrador, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Penn- 
sylvania, New Hampshire, 1 each. 

Occupation of Grooms. — Clerk, 5; Merchant, 4; Coachman, 
3 ; Hostler, Gardner, Jobber, Shoemaker, 2 each ; Stock ^ 
Fitter, Draughtsman, Blacksmith, Salesman, Shoe Cutter, 
Stone Cutter, Druggist, Carpenter, Brakeman, Hatter, 
Lawyer, Tinsmith, Fisherman, Foreman, Bookkeeper, Retired, 
Unknown, 1 each. 

Number of Dogs Licensed. — Males, 120; Females, 20. 
Total 140. 

GEO. T. TILL, Town Clerk. 



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Record of Town Meetings for the Year 1890-91. 



TOWN WARRANT. 

ESSEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott^ in 
said County, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott qualified to vote in Elections, and in Town affairs, to 
meet at the Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on Saturday, 
the Fifteenth day of March, current, at Seven o'clock in the 
forenoon, then and there to act on the following Articles, 
viz. : 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Art. 2. To choose a Town Clerk for one (i) year. 

To choose a Board of Selectmen for the year ensuing. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for 

three (3) years. 
To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose a Collector of Taxes for the year ensuing. 
To choose one member of the School Committee for 

three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of the 

Public Library for three (3) years. 
To choose three members of the Board of Auditors for 

the year ensuing. 
To choose one Overseer of the Poor for three (3) 

years. 

To choose a Board of Health for one (1) year. 
To choose one or more Surveyors of Lumber for the 
ensuing year. 

To choose one or more Measurers of Wood and Bark 
for one (1) year. 



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To choose two or more Fence Viewers for the year 

ensuing. 

To choose all necessary Constables and Field Drivers 
for one (i) year. 
All to be chosen on one ballot. 
Art. 3. To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" upon the ques- 
tion, Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors 
in this Town. 

Art. 4. To hear and act upon the, Reports of the Auditing 
Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, the 
Superintendent of Streets, the Board of Trustees of the Public 
Library, the Engineers of the Fire Department, the Superinten- 
dent of the Cemetery, the Board of Health, the Chief of Police, 
the Milk Inspector, and the Committee on Street Lights. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray Town charges for the ensuing year, and make appropria- 
tions therefor. 

Art. 6. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Town Treasurer for the current year. 

Ar t. 7. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer to 
hire money, under the direction of the Selectmen, in anticipation 
of the taxes to be assessed and collected for the current year. 

Art. 8. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Collector for the collection of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see what compensation the Town will allow the 
Collector for the collection of taxes for the current year. 

Art. 10. To see what action the Town will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes, and what rate of discount, if any, will be 
allowed for prompt payment on or before a certain date. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will accept the list of names for 
Jurors as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 12. To see if the Town will appropriate the money re- 
ceived from the County Treasurer for dog licenses to aid in sup- 
port of the Public Library. 

Art. 13. To see what compensation the Town will allow the 
members of the Fire Department the current year, and grant 
money for the same. 



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Art. 14. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money 
to furnish and set curbstones, and lay concrete sidewalks; pro- 
vided, the abutters will pay one-half of the expense. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of fifty 
dollars ($50) to be placed in the hands of James L. Bates Post, 
118, G. A. R., towards defraying the expenses of Memorial Day. 

Art. 16. To see what action the Town will take in regard to 
altering or amending the By-Laws of the Town, or make any 
additions thereto. 

Art. 17. To see if the Town will extend the Water Main from 
Beach Bluff avenue through Mostyn street as far as Eulow street, 
agreeable to the petition of C. W. Holden and others ; and 
raise a sum of money sufficient to construct the same either by 
appropriation from the taxes of the current year or by loan. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will extend the Water Main from 
Beach Bluff avenue through Humphrey street to Salem street, and 
on Salem street northerly a distance of about 850 feet, agreeable 
to the petition of Wm. Seger and others ; and raise a sum of 
money sufficient to construct the same either by appropriation 
from the taxes of the current year or by loan. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will extend the Water Main on 
Humphrey street from the junction of Orient easterly about 1000 
feet, and set hydrants, agreeable to the petition of Chas. K. 
Roberts and others ; and raise a sum of money sufficient to con- 
struct the same either by appropriation from the taxes of the cur- 
rent year or by loan. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will accept Hillside avenue as 
laid out by the Selectmen, and put the same to grade and make 
an appropriation therefor. 

Art. 21. To see if the Town will accept Newhall court as laid 
out by the Selectmen, and put the same to grade and make an 
appropriation therefor. 

Art. 22. To see what action the Town will take for the drain- 
age of King street and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will appropriate money for the 
improvement of Humphrey street according to the recommenda- 
tions of the Selectmen. 



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Art. 24. To see what action the Town will take toward paving 
gutters and building catch basins and appropriate money for the 
same. 

Art. 25. To see if the Town will construct a proper street 
crossing on Humphrey street, opposite or nearly opposite the 
store of Geo. H. Holden <$: Co., and appropriate money for the 
same, agreeable to the petition of Jos. F. Crowell and others. 

Art. 26. To see if the Town will appropriate money for a 
street crossing across Monument avenue on the line of Burrill 
street. 

Art. 27. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money for the building of steps to King's Beach, near the 
Monument. 

Art. 28. To see if the Town will appropriate money for the 
purchase of a stone crusher, or to furnish the Town with crushed 
stone by contract, agreeable to the recommendations of the Select- 
men. 

Art. 29. To see what action the Town will take to repair the 
Town Hall, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 30. To see what action the Town will take on the recom- 
mendations of the Engineers of the Fire Department, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 31. To see what 'action the Town will take on the recom- 
mendations of the Selectmen toward a Firemen's Fund. 

Art. 32. To see what action the Town will take to provide a 
new building for the Fire Department, and appropriate money 
therefor, agreeable to the petition of David K. Phillips and others. 

Art. 33. To see if the Town will establish a Drinking Foun- 
tain at the junction of Beach Bluff avenue and Humphrey street, 
agreeable to the petition of Maurice Flynn and others, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 34. To see if the Town will grant the use of the Town 
Hall free of expense to hold a Children's Christmas Tree, Dec. 25, 
1890. agreeable to the petition of Joseph C. Hamilton and others. 

Art. 35. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to 
cause to be removed the ledge and boulder on Humphrey street, 
opposite Beach Bluff avenue, so as to make said street of a uniform 



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width of fifty feet the expense not to exceed Eight Hundred 
Dollars and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to the 
petition of Samuel F. Crosman and others. 

Art. 36. To see what action trae»Town will take in relation to 
the curbing and grading of the Town lot on the beach, nearly 
opposite Ingalls court, and appropriate money for the same, agree- 
able to the petition of Alonzo Corey and others. 

Art. 37. To see what action the 1 own will take relative to the 
laying of a cross walk from the easterly corner of Pine ?:reet to 
the depot platform of the B. «ic M. Railway, and appropriate 
money for the same, agreeable to the petition of E. X. Wardwell 
and others. 

Art. 38. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum efficient 
to employ a Civil Engineer, said Engineer to make a survey of the 
Town for the purpose of establishing a system of sewers therein 
and report the probable cost of the same to the Selectmen, agree- 
able to the petition of Ben j. G. Ingalis and others. 

Art. 39. To see if the Town will establish a Sinking Fund 
sufficient to meet its note dated Nov. 15. 1SS4. given to the Lynn 
Institution for Savings for $:6.:oc. and due Nov. 15. 1894. or 
authorize its Treasurer under the direction of the .Selectmen to 
borrow a sum of money sufficient to pay the same forthwith, said 
sum so borrowed to be payable in equal annual proportions in 
the years 1S90 to 1895 inclusive, or take such action in regard to 
the payment of said note within the time provided by law. as may 
lawfully be done. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, 
and three other public and conspicuous places in the Town, 
seven days at least before the time of holding said meeting". 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doing's thereon, to the Town Clerk, the time and 
place of meeting, as aforesaid. 



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REPORT OF TOWN' CLERK. 



Given under our hands, this Fourth day of March, 
in the year one thousand eight hundred and 
ninety. 

JOHN H. FARWELL. ) Selectmen 

AARON R. BUNTING, \ of 

ANDREW L. HARRIS, ) Swampscott 

A true copy. Attest : 



RETURN" OX WARRANT. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have 
notified the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, quali- 
fied as herein expressed, to meet at the time and place and 
for the purposes herein mentioned, bv posting attested copies 
of the within Warrant in ten public and conspicuous places 
in said Swampscott, on Saturday, the eighth day of March, 
one thousand eight hundred and ninetv. 

JAMES WHEELER, 

Constable of Swampscott, 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrantthe legal voters 
of the Town assembled at the Town Hall on Saturday, March 
15, 1890. 

The meeting was opened promptly at 7 \. m.. by Geo. T. 
Till, Town Clerk, who immediately read the Warrant, and 
the return thereon, proceeded to ballot for choice of Mod- 
erator. 

Voted. To close the polls for choice of Moderator at 7.20 
a. m. s 

Whole number of ballots cast for Moderator, seventy-four 
( 74). Eben N. Wardwell, 49, elected ; George L, Crosman, 
25. Mr. Wardwell, assuming the duties of the chair, having 
been qualified, thanked the meeting for the honor conferred. 

Voted. To proceed to elect a Town Clerk, a Board of 
Selectmen (three) for one year, one member of Board of 



REPORT OF TOWX CLERK. 



Assessors for three years, a Town Treasurer, a Collector of 
Taxes for one year, one member of School Committee for 
three years, one member of the Board of Trustees of Public 
Library for three years, a Board of Auditors for one year of 
three members, one Overseer of the Poor for three years, a 
Board of Health of three members, one Surveyor of Lumber, 
one Measurer of Wood and Bark, two Fence Viewers, three 
Constables, three Field Drivers, one Pound Keeper, for one 
year. 

Balloting for Town Officers commenced at 7.30 a. m. 

The Standard Ballot Box was used for the vote on the 
License Question, the same registering 000 at commence- 
ment of voting. 

Voted. To close the polls at 5.45 p. m. 

The Moderator appointed Frank F. Ingalls, Charles F. 
Harmon, William F. Xorcross, Stephen P. Herd, as tellers, 
all of whom were sworn to faithful performance of duties by 
the Clerk. 

At 8 i'. m. the following result was announced : There 
were 324 ballots cast on " License Question," as follows : — 
"No," 288 ; "Yes," 36. 

The dial on Ballot Box at close registered 330. For Town 
Officers there were cast by male voters, 409 ; by female 
voters, 3 ; total, 412 ballots. 

For Selectmen — Aaron R. Bunting, 330, elected ; Andrew 
L. Harris, 180, elected; Arthur C. Widger, 171, elected; 
Geo. T. Melzard, 158: John H. Farwell, 1^7; Kendall Pol- 
lard, 103; Joseph F. CroweM, 84; John Stanley, 19; scat- 
tering, 3. 

For Town Clerk — Geo. T. Till, 406. elected ; scattering, 3. 
For Treasurer — Benj. O. H oners, 40S, elected ; scatter- 
ing, 1. 

For Assessor for three years — D. Hoi man Millett, 236, 
elected: Ivory Emmons, 167; scattering, 1. 

For Collector of Taxes — M. P. Carroll, 407. elected ; scat- 
tering, 2. 



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For Board of Health — John I. Adams, 399, elected ; 
Charles E. Harris, 299, elected ; David YY. Nisbett, 271, 
elected; James E. Phillips, 88; William H. Collins, 84; 
George YV. Corson, 56 ; scattering, 4. 

For School Committee, three years — YVilmot R. Hastings, 
237, elected; Daniel F. Knowlton, 168 ; Abbie Small, 2 ; scat- 
tering, 3. 

For Auditing Committee — William , F. Xorcross, 394, 
elected ; L. Frank Cahoon, 302, elected ; Augustine W. Rich, 
2nd, 208, elected; J. Roswell Widger, 176; Charles F. 
Knowlton. 74; James B. Knowlton, 53 ; scattering, 3. 

For Overseer of Poor, three years — Geo. T. Melzard, 333, 
elected; Daniel C. Beckett, 61 ; scattering, 8. 

For Constables — James Wheeler, 407, elected ; Rodney A. 
Douglass, 253, elected ; Geo. M. Conner, 234, elected ; Wal- 
lace Wright, 213 ; Frank Griffin, 55 ; Richard G. Bessom, 54; 
scattering. 2. 

For Fence Viewers — Gilbert Delano, 275, elected ; Peleg 
Gardner, 265, elected; Isaiah Alden, 78; Daniel F. Knowl- 
ton, 24. 

For Field Drivers — Thomas Widger, 270, elected ; Jabez 
B. Hawes, 250, elected ; Richard Y. Bessom, 84, elected ; J. 
P. M. S. Pitman. 82 ; Geo. XewhalL 59; John Myers, 50 ; 
Frank Griffin, 53 ; Edgar W. Rowell, 10. 

For Measurer of Wood and Bark — Daniel F. Knowlton, 
151, elected; E. Gerry Emmons, 126; Peleg Gardner, 74; 
Isaiah Alden, 57. 

For Surveyor of Lumber — Isaiah Alden, 188, elected ; 
Daniel F. Knowlton, 100 ; scattering, 2. 

For Trustee of Library, three years — Curtis V. Merritt, 
391, elected ; scattering, 1. 

For Pound Keeper — Martin Carpenter, 143, elected. 

Voted. That when we adjourn it be to Monday evening, 
March 17th, at 7.30 p. m. Voted to adjourn at 8.10 p. m. 
Attest : 

GEO. T. TILL, Town Clerk. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK. 



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In accordance with the adjournment of March 
15th, the voters of the Town assembled at the 
Town Hall on Monday evening, March 17, 1890. 
The meeting was called to order by the Moderator 
at 7.35. The records of the previous meet- 
ing were read by the Clerk ; no objection being 
made, were declared correct. 

Voted. To take up the reports as printed, act- 
ing upon such recommendations as require action. 

Voted. To appoint a special committee, con- Proposed 
sisting of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Rockiand street. 
Assessors, to ascertain at what expense to the 
Town the proposed extension could be made, and 
to report the same at the adjourned meeting, to- 
gether with a definite recommendation as to what 
action the Town should take in the matter. 

Voted. That a committee of three be ap- committee to 
pointed by the Moderator (the three to be tax Apparatus, 
payers on real estate), to look over the Town's 
Fire Apparatus and report at the adjourned meet- 
ing what, in their judgment, it is best for the Town 
to do. 

Committee — Thos. E. Stone, John R. Merritt, 
George A. Jackson. • 

Voted. To lay the matter of Street Lights 
upon the table, to be taken up with the report of 
the Committee on Appropriations. 

Voted. To accept the report of the Committee 
on Appropriations ; to act upon each article sepa- 
rately. 



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Voted. To appropriate for 

Selectmen's Dept $ 4,000 



School 



500 



Highway " 5,000 

Voted. To have a committee of three ap- 
pointed by the Moderator to investigate at corner 
of Danvers and Essex streets and report at the 
adjourned meeting, as to what is needed in that 
locality. 

Committee — Martin Nies, Aaron R. Bunting, 
J. P. M. S. Pitman. 

Voted. To appropriate one thousand dollars 
($1,000) for sidewalks, also the unexpended bal- 
ance of last year's appropriation for sidewalks, 
namely : three hundred and ni-nety dollars and 
thirty-five cents ($390.35). 

Poor Dept $1,800 

Street Lights 5>5°° 

vote for street Voted. That the report of the Street Light 

Lights. 1 

Committee be accepted and adopted, and that the 
committee be instructed to light the streets in 
accordance with their report, or otherwise, as they 
may deem advisable. 

Voted. To continue the Street Light Com- 
mittee of last year, the sum appropriated to be 
expended under their direction. 

Voted. To appropriate for 

Fire Dept. $1,800 

Health " . 1,000 

Police *' 2,300 



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One hundred dollars ($100) of appropriation f or g^em^nt of 
Police Department to be used for the enforcement 
of Liquor Laws. 

Cemetery Dept $ 4°° 

Library, receipts, Dog Tax and . . . 400 

Memorial Day 50 

Concrete and Curbstones 1,000 

Monument Lot (care) 25 

Town Hall (running expenses) . . . 500 
Water Rates for Hydrants and Foun- 
tains 250 

State Tax 4,000 

County Tax. 4,000 

Interest- - . 2,400 

Voted. Art. 6. That the same amount of Tow , n Treasurer 

bond. 

bonds be required of Town Treasurer as last year, 
namely: ten thousand dollars (S 10,000). 

Voted. Art. 7. That the Treasurer be author- Money to be 

hired in anticipa- 

ized, under the direction of the Selectmen, to hire * io » ° f taxes, 
such sum or sums of money from time to time as 
shall be necessary, in anticipation of the taxes to 
be assessed and collected for the current year, 
such sums to be payable therefrom. (Unanimous). 

Voted. Art. 8. To require of Tax Collector Tax collector 

1 bond. 

the same amount of bonds as last year, namely : 
five thousand dollars ($5,000). 

Voted. Art. 9. That the compensation of the 
Tax Collector be three hundred and fifty dollars 
(#350) for the collection of taxes for the current 
year. 

Voted. Art 10. To have the taxes of the Collector 

of Taxes. 

present year collected in accordance with the By- 
Laws of the Town, and that 2 per cent, discount 



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be allowed on all taxes paid on or before October 
i, 1890. 

Voted. To accept List of Jurors as follows : 



Isaiah Alden. 
Isaac H. Andrews. 
Alfred M. Burnham. 
Eli H. Burnham. 
Michael P. Carroll. 
John Chapman. 
John H. Crosman. 



Abner Hayford. 
Samuel O. Ingalls. 
Charles T. Jackson. 
Warren Lewis. 
Geo. T. Melzard. 
John R. Merritt. 
Martin Nies. 



Sylvester F.Douglass James E. O. Nisbett 
Ziba Eldridge. James E. Peasley. 

John H. Farwell. James E. Phillips. 
Nathaniel Galeucia. Milton D. Porter. 
George W. Harris. Benjamin Potter. 

Voted. That compensation 



Compensation of 
members of Fire 

Department. F ire Department be same as last year. 



Daniel Rich. 
Allen Rowe. 
Henry Seger. 
Zebedee Small. 
John Stanley. 
Daniel P. Stimpson. 
W. C. Stone. 
Geo. E. Trull. 
Calvin Tucker. 
John G. Twisden. 
Eben X. Ward well. 
Albert M. Whipple. 

for members of 



Curbstones and 
concrete. 



Appropriation 
for Memorial 



Day. 



Appointment of 
committee on 
bv-laws. 



Voted. That the appropriation made for Curb- 
ing and Concreting Sidewalks be used same as in 
previous years, the abuttors to pay one-half. 

Voted. To place the sum appropriated for 
Memorial Day in the hands of Gen. J. L. Bates 
Post, 118, G. A. R., to be used for purpose named. 

Voted. Art. 16. That a committee of three 
be appointed by the chair, to consider what alter- 
ations, amendments and additions are necessary 
and desirable to the By-Laws of the Town, to pre- 
pare a draft thereof and report the same to the 
Town for its consideration, at an adjourned meet- 



Committee — Geo. A. Blaney, Geo. T. Till, 
Aaron R. Bunting. 

Appropriation Voted. Art. 17. To appropriate seven hun- 

for water pipe on 

Mostyn street. dred and fifty dollars ($750) for the purpose of 



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laying about 750 feet of water pipe on Mostyn 
street. 

Voted. To divide Art. 18, taking first and 
second parts separately for action. 

Voted. Art. 18. — To extend the water pipe Appropriation 

- „. „ 1 tt 1 for water pipe. 

from Beacon Bluff avenue along Humphrev street Humrhrev 

. . street, Beach 

as far as Salem street; to appropriate eighteen Bluff, Ji,8soX 
hundred and fifty dollars (S 1,850), for the same, 
said sum to include the cost of Hydrants. 

Voted. Art. 18. — To appropriate eicrht hundred Appropriation 

° for water pipe. 

and fifty dollars (S850), for the purpose of laying Satan stmet. 
water pipe from Humphrey street about S50 feet 
on Salem street. 

Voted. Art. 19 — To grant the praver of the Appropriation 

. , , , , , for water pipe. 

petitioners, appropriating twelve hundred and Humphrey 
fifty dollars (81,250), therefor. 

Voted. Art. 20. — To accept Hillside avenue as Acceptance of 

... lir^i • -i -it Hillside avenue. 

laid out by the Selectmen, in accordance with plan 
drawn by Charles W. Gay. appropriating six hun- 
dred dollars (S600) for putting same to grade. 

Voted. Art. 21. — To accent Xewhall court as Acceptance of 

New hall court. 

laid out by the Selectmen in accordance with plan 
drawn by Charles W. Gay, appropriating three 
hundred and fifty dollars (S3 50) for putting same 
to grade. 

Voted. To change name of Xewhall court to Name of x e «- 

. . hall court 

Thomas Road, said court being now a continuation changed to 

c Thomas road. 

of said Thomas Road. 

Voted. A loan not exceeding in amount five Water rape k*m. 
thousand dollars (S5,ooo), to be negotiated for 
defraying expenses of laying water pipe. Yea and 
Nay vote taken. (Unanimous). 



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King street grade Voted. Art. 22. — That the Town establish the 

and drain. 

grade of King street and construct the same 
together with the drain from said street running 
through the lands of Hezekiah Newcomb and E. 
Taylor Rich and across Redington street through 
the land of Walter Burgess and others trustees, to 
connect with drain now existing in land of said 
trustees which runs through Sheridan Road accord- 
ing to the plan drawn"* by Charles W. Gay, dated 
March 17, 1890, and appropriate a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred dollars (#700), for the 
construction of said street and drain, and that the 
Town accept a deed from said Newcomb, Rich and 
Burgess and others trustees, permitting the Town 
to lay, construct and maintain a drain as shown by 
said plan through the land of said parties, said 
deed to contain a provision that no sewerage 
drainage or other water shall be permitted to ente r 
or run through said drain except the surface water 
which shall run or flow from said street and from 
land adjoining thereto or from land through which 
said drain runs. 

Voted. To adjourn to Tuesday Evening, March 
1 8th at 7.30. 

Agreeable to the adjournment of March 17th 
the legal voters of the Town assembled at the 
Town Hall on Tuesday Evening, March 18th, 1890. 
Meeting called to order by the Moderator at 
7.30. Records of previous meeting were read 
and approved. 

Humphrey Voted. Art. 23. — That the sum of eighteen 

street ° & 

improvement, hundred dollars ($1,800), be appropriated for the 
improvement of Humphrey street as recommended 
by the Selectmen and referred to in Art. 23 of the 
Warrant. 



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Voted. To take up Art. 38. 

Moved. That the Town employ a suitable 
engineer to make a survey of the Town for the 
purpose of establishing a system of sewers therein, 
said engineer to report a system or systems which 
shall comprise the proper drainage of said Town 
by sewers together with the probable cost of such 
system or systems to the Selectmen, who are 
hereby constituted a committee to consider the 
plans and estimates of such surveyor, and report 
the same together with their recommendations 
thereon to the Town at its next Annual Meeting 
and that a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 
(S 1,000), be appropriated for the expense and 
compensation of such engineer. (Not carried.) 

Voted. Art. 24. To appropriate one thousand Appropriations 

i n r ii- i • for catch basins 

dollars (S 1,000) tor catch basins and paving gutters, and paving 

gutters. 

five hundred dollars ($500) for each. 

Voted. Art. 25. To appropriate five hundred Appropriation 

J , for street 

dollars (S500; for the purpose of laying Street crossings. 
Crossings, the Selectmen to carry out the purpose 
of Art. 25, 26, 37 of the Warrant. 

Voted. Art. 27. To have the Selectmen DrO- Steps to King's 

r i r n- i r t Beach. 

cure an estimate of the cost of a night of Iron 
Steps to King's Beach near the Monument, report 
to be made at adjourned meeting. 

Voted. To have a committee of five appointed Stone crusher, 
by open nomination, to look into the matter of 
Stone Crusher, and report at adjourned meeting. 

Committee — A. R. Bunting, John Gannon, John 
H. Crosman, J. P. M. S. Pitman, D. P. Stimpson. 

Voted. To reconsider the vote whereby the 
motion offered in connection with Art. 38 was lost. 



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Sewerage survey. Voted. Art. 38. That the Town employ a 
suitable civil engineer to make a survey of the 
Town for the purpose of establishing a system of 
sewers therein, said engineer to report a system or 
systems, which shall comprise the proper drainage 
of the Town by sewers, together with the probable 
costs of such system or systems, to the Selectmen, 
who are hereby constituted a committee to con- 
sider the plans and estimates of such survey, 
and report the same, together with their recom- 
mendations thereon, to the Town at its next annual 
meeting, and that a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred dollars (S800) be appropriated for the 
expense and compensation of such engineer. 

Repairs for Voted. Art. 2Q. To have a committee of five 

Town Hall. ' 

appointed by the chair to investigate the matter of 
repairing Town Hall, and report on the same at 
adjourned meeting. 

Committee — Frank Griffin, Board of Selectmen, 
Ivory Emmons. 

Hose, hose reels, Voted. Art. 30. To have a committee of three 

hydrants, fire 

alarm boxes, etc. a pp 0m ted by the chair to ascertain the cost of 
carrying out the recommendations of the Board of 
Engineers, as to purchasing Hose Reel, Hose, 
Hydrants, Fire Alarm Boxes, etc. 

Committee — Board of Engineers. 

A motion to appropriate the unexpended bal- 
ance of last year's appropriation for Fire Depart- 
ment, as recommended in Art. 31, was not carried. 

New engine Voted. To have a committee of six appointed 

house 

committee. by chair to investigate the matter of Art. 32, re- 
lating to New Engine House. 

Committee — Frank Griffin, A. R. Bunting, Geo. 
A. Crosman, Wm. G. Earp, Frank O. Ellis, Thos. 
E. Stone. 



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Voted. Art. 33. To appropriate seventy-five -Jjjjjjj*,, 
dollars ($75) for placing a drinking fountain at Beach Bluff - 
junction of Beach Bluff avenue and Humphrey 
street. 

Voted. Art. 34. To allow the use of the 
Town Hall, free of expense, for holding a Chil- 
dren's Christmas Tree, Dec. 25th, 1890. 

Voted. Art. 35. To appropriate eight hun- ^JJ™j£™ ent of 
dred dollars ($800) for carrying out the subject nf ^reet at Reach 
Art. 35, said appropriation to be expended under 
the supervision of the Selectmen. 

Voted. Art. 36. That the Selectmen consti- 
tute a Committee to investigate the matter and re- 
port at an adjourned meeting. [Town lot on the 
Beach, near Ingalls court.] 

Voted. Art. 30. That the Town authorize its Pa y me "t of 

J <* Town notes. 

Treasurer, under the direction of the Selectmen, to 
borrow a sum of money sufficient to pay the prin- 
cipal of the note or notes given by the Town to the 
Lynn Institution for Savings, dated November 
15th, 1884, for twenty-six thousand dollars 
($26,000) and therewith take up said note, such 
sum so to be borrowed to be payable in equal an- 
nual proportions in the years 1890 to 1895, inclu- 
sive, with interest not exceeding four per cent, per 
annum. [Unanimous.] 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE OX ATLANTIC ENGINE. 

Your Committee on the Atlantic Engine would 
report that they have inspected said engine and 
find it in such condition that with a moderate out- 
lay it could be made to do good survice, in view 
therefore, of the prospective need of fire apparatus 
at the lower end of the village before the Town is 
prepared to purchase another steamer, your Com- 



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mittee respectfully recommend that for the present 
the engine be retained. 

T. E. STONE, ) 

J. R. MERRITT, ) Committee. 

GEORGE A. JACKSON, ) 

Voted. To accept and adopt the above report. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE AS TO 
DRAINING A PORTION OF ESSEX STREET, COR- 
NER DAN VERS STREET. 

Your Committee have attended to their duty, 
and submit the following report : — 

That the flowage of water complained of be car- 
ried westerly, along Essex street by a gutter on a 
line with the sidewalk to the Stetson Estate, there 
by a tile pipe under the sidewalk discharged into 
the ditch running through said estate, consent to 
enter the premises and use the ditch is given if the 
Town will clear it out. We also recommend the 
construction of a sidewalk in front of Mr. Hanley's 
land, and the gravelling of the street at the junc- 
tion of Danvers and Essex streets ; estimated cost 
of improvements, $200. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. BUNTING, ) 
J. P. M. S. PITMAN, \ Committee. 
MARTIN NIES, ) 
i 

Voted. To accept and adopt above report, ap- 
propriating two hundred dollars ($200) for carry- 
ing out recommendations. 

Voted. That the Board of Selectmen consti- 
tute an Appropriation Committee for the next 
year, they to embody their recommendations in 
Town Report of this current year. 



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day, April 7th, at 3 p. M., for the purpose of filling- 
vacancies m Town offices. 

Voted. To adjourn at 10.25 p - M - 

According to adjournment the Moderator, Clerk 
and three legal voters of the Town, assembled at 
the Town Hall on Monday, April 7th, 1890, at 
3 p. *• 

Voted. To have the Selectmen appoint the 
necessary Field Drivers and Pound Keepers. 

Voted. To adjourn to 7.30 p. m. 

Agreeable to adjournment the legal voters of the 
Town assembled at the Town Hall on Monday eve- 
ning, April 7th, 1890. 

Moderator Eben X. Wardwell called the meet- 
ing to order at 7.35 p. m. 

The records of the previous meeting were read 
and approved^ 

report of committee on the extension of 
rockland street. 

Your Committee have attended to the subject Extension of 
intrusted to them and herewith present their re- Rockland stn 
port of the same : — 

To secure the result desired, to extend Rock- 
land street through from Redington street to Elm- 
wood Road, the Town would have to purchase the 
entire lot of Mgr. Strain, at an expense of twenty- 
five hundred dollars ($2,500). E. H. Kitfield de- 
clines to sell any part of his land, claiming to 
put a street through would spoil the entire lot for 
building purposes and our only way would be to 
condemn the land and leave for a sheriff's jury to 
make an award for the same, so we are at loss to 
make an estimate and therefore put it at two thou- 
sand dollars (32,000). The Stone heirs are op- 
posed to a street being put through and we meet 
the same obstacles of cost as with the Kitfield land, 



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the probability being of five hundred dollars ($500) 
more being added to the sum needed- to secure 
land so the road could be graded, we now have a 
total for land, Strain lot, $2,500; Kitfield lot, 
$2,000 ; Stone heirs, $500 ; cost to grade, $800 ; 
total, $5,800. As the outlay will bring no taxable 
increase to the Town, but rather reduce the same, 
your Committee recommend no further action be 
taken. 



A. R. BUNTING, ) 

A. L. HARRIS, 

A. C. WIDGER, { 

JOHN CHAPMAN, 

P. GARDNER, 

D. HOLMAN MILLETT, 



Committee 



Voted. To accept and adopt the above report. 

Voted. To lay the By-Laws' report upon the 
table. 

The report of the Selectmen as to cost of a flight 
of iron steps to King s Beach from Humphrey 
street, near the Monument, was heard. 

k^'^Beach Voted. To accept and adopt the report as 
read, and to appropriate one hundred and forty-five 
dollars ($145) for that purpose. 



report of committee on stone crusher. 

stone crusher. Your Committee, to whom the matter of a 
Stone Crusher was committed, report as follows : 
The condition of our streets is so well known to 
all using them that it is unnecessary to refer par- 
ticularly to them. We expend a liberal amount 
each year with no permanent improvement in their 
condition. Your Committee have investigated the 
matter of road making in other towns and find 
that they have had the same experience, and finally 
have resorted to the use of crushed stone, and 
they are of unanimous opinion that roads made 
from that material are far better and in the long 



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run more economical than roads made from gravel. 
We have seen the workings of different machines 
for breaking stone and interviewed those in charge 
of them. They all do good work. The Farrell 
and Marsden is the machine used by the cities of 
Boston, Lynn and Salem, and is highly recom- 
mended by them. A proposal has been secured 
from the Boston agents of this machine ta furnish 
one 9x15 crusher, with revolving screen attached, 
complete, one twenty-horse power Atlas Portable 
Engine, with all fixtures, one boiler, 34 inches by 
12 feet, 8 inches, with all fixtures, excavate for and 
build two retaining walls, one 10 feet and one 30 
feet long, both to be 10 feet high, platform over 
the same with three-inch planking, build an engine 
house 14 feet wide, 24 feet long, 10 foot posts, 
with pitch roof all complete, in fact, do all the work 
to make the plant complete, start and operate the 
machine to the satisfaction of the Selectmen or 1 
Committee, guaranteeing to crush at the rate of 
one hundred tons in ten hours, for the sum of two 
thousand three hundred and forty-five dollars 
($2,345)- 

Your Committee was highly pleased with the 
working of the Gates, which is a higher cost 
machine by some four or five hundred dollars. No 
estimate of the plant entire has been received from 
the Gates Company. After all considerations we 
are of the opinion that the Farrell and Marsden 
will do all that is needed. We recommend its 
purchase. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R. BUNTING, ^ 

J. P. M. S. PIT.MAN, I 

JOHN GANNON, " )- Committee. 

J. H. CROSMAN, 

D. P. STIMPSON, j 

Voted. To accept and adopt the report of the Purchase of 
Stone Crusher Committee and to appropriate a stonecrushe 
sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 



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Town Hall 
repairs. 



Appropriation 
for widows of 
soldiers and 
sailors. 



Appropriation 
for hose, etc. 



($2,500) for carrying out their recommendations. 

V oted. That the purchase of a Stone Crusher 
be left to the Board of Selectmen and three citi- 
zens, to be appointed by the chair. The Moderator 
appointed Charles E. Durgin, Kendall Pollard, 
Daniel P. Stimpson. 

The report of the committee appointed to inves- 
tigate as to what repairs are needed at the Town 
hall was heard. 

Voted. To accept the report and appropriate 
as follows : 

For slating and repairs on roof #55° 00 

Conductors and pipes 40 00 

Staging tower and repairs 210 00 

Water closets and plumbing 135 00 

Outside painting, not exceeding 350 00 

Plastering and repairs 25 00 

Total $i>3io 00 

The part of the report with reference to vesti- 
bule " doors and windows," "incidentals," it was 
voted to indefinitely postpone. 

Voted. To take up Art. 5 of the Warrant. 

Voted. Art. 5. That three hundred dollars 
($300) be appropriated, to be expended for the 
support of Soldiers and Sailors or their widows, in 
accordance with the provisions of Chap. 298, of the 
Acts of 1889. • 

Voted. To accept and adopt the report of the 
Board of Engineers on hose reel, hose, fire alarm 
boxes, etc., and to appropriate eight hundred and 
fifty dollars ($850) for the purchase of same, as 
recommended. 



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Voted. That the repairs on the Town Hall be 
made under the direction of the Selectmen. 

THE REPORT OF COMMITTEE APPOINTED UNDER 
ART. 32. [New Engine House.] 

Your Committee appointed to take under con- 
sideration Art. 32 of the Warrant beg leave to 
submit the following report : 

1. We deem it unadvisable to expend any con- 
siderable sum in altering or repairing the present 
buildings of the Fire Department. 

2. We do not consider the present location a 
suitable one for the proposed new building, on 
account of its being mostly a ledge of rocks, and 
also from its low position. 

3. We therefore recommend the immediate 
purchase of the lot of land on the Mudge Estate, 
nearly opposite the Town Hall, as recommended 
by the Board of Engineers, at a price not to ex- 
ceed twenty cents per foot, with the purpose of 
erecting a suitable building for the Fire Depart- 
ment within the next two years. 

FRANK GRIFFIN, ^ 
FRANK O. ELLIS, 
A A RON R. BUNT 1 NG, ) Committee. 
GEORGE A. CROSMAN, f 
WILLIAM G. EARP, J 

Voted. To take up each article in the report 
separately for action. 

Voted. To accept and adopt the first and 
second articles. 

Voted. To indefinitely postpone the third 
article. 

The committee appointed to see what title the 
Town had, if any, to the lot of land opposite In- 
galls court, reported that the Town has no perma- 
nent title therein which would authorize it at 



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present in expending any money on the premises. 

Voted. To accept*and adopt the report. 

Voted. To have the Moderator draw upon the 
Town Treasurer for the usual amount for services 
rendered at this Town Meeting. 

Voted. That when we adjourn it be to Mon- 
day evening, April 21st, at 7.30. 

Voted. To adjourn at 10 p. m. 

Agreeable to the adjournment of April 7th the 
voters again assembled at the Town Hall on Mon- 
day evening, April 2 1 st, 1890. 

The meeting was called to order at 7.35 by 
the Moderator. The records of the last meeting 
were read and approved. 

The report of the committee on by-laws was 
read and it was 

Voted. To accept the report and adopt the 
following as by-laws of the Town : 



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BY-LAWS OF THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

ARTICLE I. 

OF TOWN MEETINGS, AND RULES FOR THE GOVERNMENT THEREOF. 

Section i. The annual Town Meeting for the election of town officers 
shall be held on the third Monday of March in each year. The warrant for 
said annual meeting shall contain such articles as are required for raising and 
appropriating moneys, and for general and special town purposes. For the 
election of a moderator of said meeting, the polls shall be opened at seven 
o'clock in the forenoon, and after the election of a moderator they shall remain 
open for the election of town officers until half-past four o'clock in the 
afternoon, after which time a vote may be passed to close them in not less than 
ten minutes. After the declaration of the votes for town officers, the meeting 
shall be adjourned to the Tuesday next thereafter, at such hour as the meeting 
may determine, when the said remaining articles of the warrant may be acted 
upon. 

Sec. 2. The warrants of all town meetings shall be served by posting an 
attested copy thereof at the Town Hall, Depots, Post Offices, and three other 
public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at least before the day 
appointed for said meeting. 

Sec. 3. The warrant shall contain a specific statement of all subjects to 
be acted upon at the meeting. Town officers required by law to be chosen by 
ballot, and their respective terms of office shall be designated therein, and it 
shall specify the manner in which the several officers shall be voted for, 
whether on one, or at the same time on separate ballots. 

Sec. 4. At the time appointed the Town Clerk shall call the meeting to 
order, read the warrant, and preside until a Moderator is chosen. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Moderator to preserve order in Town 
Meeting in all its proceedings, and this without question, debate, or delay in all 
cases which the breach of order or the departure from the rules is manifest ; to 
permit no smoking, profane or indecent language, and to allow no one to 
occupy the platform except persons who have the floor and are addressing the 
meeting and the officers conducting the same. 

Sec. 6. The presiding officer while occupying the chair shall not partici- 
pate in any discussion before the meeting. 

Sec. 7. Every person when about to make or second a motion or speak 
shall rise and respectfully address the chair, shall confine himself to the 
question under debate, avoid personality and shall sit down when he has 
finished. 

Sec. 8. No person rising to move a question shall proceed to speak until 
the motion has been distinctly stated to the meeting by the Moderator, and no^ 
erson speaking shall be interrupted by another but by rising up to call to 
rder. 

Sec. 9. When called to order by the Moderator, the person speaking 



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shall sit down, and remain seated until the point of order is decided, and if the 
point of order be decided not well taken, shall immediately be given the floor. 

Sec. 10. Every question of order shall be decided by the Moderator, but 
an appeal from his decision may be made to the meeting, and such appeal shall 
be decided without debate. 

Sec. ii. Upon taking the question, if the decision of the Moderator is 
doubted, or a division of the house called for, the Moderator shall request the 
house to be seated and shall appoint tellers. The question shall then be dis- 
tinctly stated and those in the affirmative and negative, respectively, shall be 
requested to rise and stand in their places until they are counted by the tellers, 
who shall carefully count each side and make report thereof to the Moderator, 
and no person shall be counted who does not occupy a seat, provided that the 
tellers, under the direction of the Moderator; may count the votes of those who 
are unable to obtain seats. 

Sec. 12. No person shall speak more than twice, nor shall any person 
speak more than twenty minutes without permission upon the same question, 
without first obtaining leave of th£ meeting, except for the correction of an 
error, or to make an explanation, and not until others who have not spoken upon, 
the question shall speak if they desire it. 

Sec. 13. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received 
but to adjourn the meeting, to lie on the table, to commit or amend, to refer 
or to postpone to a day certain, or to postpone indefinitely, which several 
motions shall have precedence in the order in which they are herein arranged. 

Sec. 14. Articles in the Warrant shall be acted upon in their order, 
unless otherwise ordered by a vote of the meeting. 

S«EC. 15. No motion to dissolve a Town Meeting shall be in order until 
every article in the Warrant therefor has been duly considered and acted upon. 

Sec. 16. No vote shall be reconsidered except upon notice for that pur- 
pose, made by one of the majority acting thereon, on the day on which such 
vote has been passed, and the question of reconsideration shall be acted on at 
that meeting or some adjournment thereof. 

Sec. 17. All motions submitted for the consideration of the meeting 
involving the expenditure of money, shall be in writing and all other motions 
shall be reduced to writing if required by the presiding officer. 

Sec. 18. No motion or proposition unless germane to the subject under 
consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment. 

Sec. 19. Any person may call for a division of a question when the sense 
will admit of it; a motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed inadvisable ; 
but a motion to strike out being lost shall neither preclude amendment nor a 
motion to strike out aifd insert. 

Sec. 20. No action shall be had at any Town Meeting on the report of 
any committee previously chosen unless the same shall be specially notified in 
the warrant for calling said meeting. 

Sec. 21. No vote fixing the time for closing a ballot shall be reconsidered 
after such ballot shall have commenced, but the time for closing such ballot 
may be extended with such reconsideration. 

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taken by yeas and nays, the Moderator shall take the sense of the meeting in 
that manner, provided twenty legal voters shall so direct. 

Sec. 23. The motions to adjourn, to lay on the table, to take from the 
table, for the previous question, and for the yeas and nays, shall be decided 
without debate. 

Sec. 24. The duties of the Moderator, not prescribed by the statutes nor 
the foregoing rules shall be determined by the rules of practice contained in 
Cushing's Manual of Parliamentary Law so far as they are adapted to the 
conditions and powers of the Town. 

ARTICLE II. 

OF THE DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Section i. The Selectmen shall have full authority as agents of the 
Town to institute and prosecute suits in the name of the town and to appear 
and defend suits brought against it, and to appear in its behalf in proceedings 
before any committee or tribunal, unless it is otherwise specially ordered by a 
vote of the Town. 

Sec. 2. There shall be chosen at the annual meeting, by ballot, a board 
of Auditors, consisting of three persons, whose duty it shall be to audit the 
accounts of the Treasurer, Selectmen and other Town officers, committees and 
agents at the close of the fiscal year, which shall be on the last day of February 
annually, and for this purpose they shall have access to all the books and 
vouchers belonging to the Town and report at the next Town Meeting in detail 
under their respective heads, all the receipts and expenditures by the Town for 
the previous year. 

Sec. 3. The Selectmen shall annually, not less than seven days before 
the Annual Meeting, cause to be printed and distributed among the taxpayers 
of the town, at their dwellings in the town, a detailed Report of all moneys 
paid out of the Town Treasury during the preceding financial year with such 
information and recommendations as they deem proper, and with detailed esti- 
mates of the amounts of money which will be required for the current financial 
year. The Reports of the Auditors and of the School Committee, also the 
record of the Town Meetings held during the preceding year and an abstract of 
the Births, Marriages and Deaths to be furnished by the Town Clerk shall be 
printed annually with the Selectmen's Report. Each decennial valuation of 
estates made by the assessors or an abstract thereof together with a list of poll 
tax payers shall be printed with the Selectmen's Report for the next year after 
the same shall be made. 

Sec. 4. Whenever a townway is laid out or altered, a plan thereof shall 
be made and filed in the Town Clerk's office with the location thereof, and it 
shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to keep a book of records for the sole 
purpose of recording the location of all highways and townways within the 
town with an index thereto. 

Sec. 5. The Selectmen may appoint annually, two or more Police 
Officers, whose duty, in addition to those duties required by the Statutes of the 
Commonwealth, it shall be to see that these By-Laws excepting those relating 



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to truancy are duly enforced and who shall remain in office until others are 
appointed in their places, subject to removal by the Selectmen, and they shall 
receive from the Town such compensation for their services as the Selectmen 
may deem reasonable. 

Sec. 6. All accounts and other claims against the Town for labor done, 
services performed, or materials of any kind furnished for the use of the 
Town, under the charge, direction or superintendence of any board or officers 
in the Town, shall, when presented to the Selectmen bear an attestation of the 
approval of such board or officer ; otherwise the same shall not be received 
nor acted upon by said Selectmen, and the Selectmen shall not authorize the 
payment of any account or claim whatsoever against the Town unless such 
account or claim be separately made out, when belonging to different depart- 
ments and accompanied by a full and exact statement of the labor or service 
performed, or the materials furnished ; and the Selectmen shall also receive 
satisfactory vouchers from each of the persons to whom payment was due. 

Sec. 7. Whenever the appropriation placed in the hands of any board or 
department for a specified purpose shall be exhausted, such board or depart- 
ment shall not proceed to further expenditure without authority from the 
Town, provided that this shall not forbid any expenditure that may be abso- 
lutely needful to the public safety, or that may be imperatively required by 
the laws of the Commonwealth. 

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to notify immediately, in 
writing, all committees that may be elected or appointed at any Town Meet- 
ing, and the nature of the business upon which they are expected to act. 

Sec. 9. The Town Treasurer shall on the first secular day of March 
annually render to the Auditors in writing, a full account of all his receipts 
and disbursements for the financial year last past, with his vouchers therefor. 

Sec. 10. The Treasurer and Collector shall before entering on their 
duties give bonds for the faithful discharge of their several duties, in such 
sums as the Town may order, and with sureties satisfactory to the Selectmen. 

Sec. 11. All bonds of Treasurers, Collectors, Constables, or other per- 
sons, shall be safely kept and retained by the authorities of the Town, and 
shall not be surrendered or cancelled until his account is closed with the town. 

ARTICLE III. 

OF THE FINANCIAL CONCERNS OF THE TOWN. 

Sec i. The financial year shall begin on the first day of March and end 
on the last day or February. 

Sec 2. No money (except State taxes and Principal and interest of 
legally authorized Town Notes) shall be paid by the Town Treasurer without 
a written or printed warrant for the same, signed by a majority of the Select- 
men. 

Sec. 3. The Town Treasurer shall issue no note in the name of the 
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be valid against the Town unless so signed and countersigned, and the Treas- 
urer and Selectmen shall keep a record of all notes so given. 

Sec. 4. All money received by any Town officers, or Committee, or any 
person acting for or on behalf of the Town, shall, upon receipt of the same, be 
paid into the Town Treasury, except such sums as may be received for dog 
licenses, which shall be paid into the County Treasury. 

Sec. 5. The taxes shall be assessed, and the tax list and Warrant 
shall be committed to the Collector on or before the first day of August in 
each year, and the Collector shall deliver all the tax bills within fourteen days 
after such commitment. 

Sec. 6. All taxes assessed in each year shall be paid on or before the 
first day of November in the same year, and on all such taxes as shall not be 
paid on or before said day interest shall be charged at a rate to be fixed 
annually by the Town pursuant to Chapter n, Section 67 of the Public 
Statutes. In all cases where the tax bills are not paid at the time specified 
above, it shall be the duty of the Collector forthwith to issue a summons to 
each delinquent, and if such delinquent does not pay the amount of his tax 
within fourteen days after the issuing of the summons, with twenty cents for 
the summons, the Collector shall forthwith proceed to collect the amount due 
in manner provided by law, and the Collector shall be authorized to use all 
means of collecting taxes which the Town Treasurer, when appointed Collector, 
may use. 

Sec. 7. A delivery of a bill to a resident tax-payer or his agent, or left at 
his last and usual place of abode or business in this Town, or deposited in the 
post office addressed to him and postage thereon prepaid, or left with the 
tenant or agent of any non-resident tax payer, if such tenant or agent be known 
to the Collector, shall in all cases be deemed a demand for the payment of the 
tax. 

Sec. 8. Every Collector shall pay over to the Town Treasurer all taxes 
by him collected, except county tax, at least once in each week, until the col- 
lection is completed. 

Sec. 9. Every Collector shall file with the Board of Selectmen, at their 
first meeting in each month, a statement of the taxes collected for the preceding 
month, and annually, within ten days after the close of the financial year, shall 
submit to the Selectmen for settlement his account of the collection of taxes 
committed to him. 

Sec 10. No orders shall be drawn upon the Treasurer for any purpose 
not authorized by a vote of the Town, or the laws of the Commonwealth, nor 
shall the amount of orders drawn against any special appropriation exceed the 
same. 

Sec. 11. No officer of the Town shall have any pecuniary interest in any 
contract or bargain which he has been directly or indirectly instrumental in 
making in behalf of the Town. 

ARTICLE IV. 

OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 

Section i. The Selectmen shall have the care and custody of the prop- 



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erty of the Town not by law placed in the hands of special town officers, 
including herein the Soldiers' Monument and lot, and the Town Hall and the 
land and appurtenances thereto belonging. 

Sec. 2. The Hall shall not be used for any of the purposes mentioned in 
Chapter 102, Section 115 of the Public Statutes unless the same shall have 
been first duly licensed by the Selectmen, according to law. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Selectmen to cause at least one Con- 
stable or Police Officer to be present in said Hall when it shall be used for any 
of the purposes named in said section, at the expense of persons hiring the 
same, for the purpose of enforcing order and obedience to the laws of the 
Commonwealth. 

Sec. 4. Neither the Hall nor any room in the building shall be used at 
any time for any use forbidden by the Statutes of the Commonwealth, and it 
shall be the duty of the Selectmen forthwith to prosecute any violation of the 
Statutes which may occur therein. 

ARTICLE V. 

TRUANCY. 

Sec. 1. Habitual truants and children between the. ages of seven and 
fifteen years who maybe found wandering about in the streets or public places 
of the town, having no lawful occupation or business, nor attending school, 
and growing up in ignorance, shall upon the complaint of a truant officer duly 
appointed according to law be brought before a Court or Trial Justice having 
jurisdiction of such offences, and upon conviction thereof shall be committed 
to such truant school in the County of Essex, or to such union truant school as 
shall be established according to law, for a term not exceeding two years. 

Sec. 2. If no such truant school or union truant school shall have been 
established as aforesaid, at the time of any conviction under the foregoing- 
section, the party convicted may be committed to any truant school in the 
Commonwealth, established according to law, where arrangements can be made 
for his reception satisfactory to the School Committee (Disallowed). 

Sec. 3. The School Committee shall annually appoint and fix the com- 
pensation of one or more suitable persons to be Truant officers, who shall per- 
form the duties required by the provisions of Public Statutes, Chapter 48, 
Section 1 1. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of any Truant officer, before making any 
complaint according to law, to notify the parent or guardian of any such child 
as is described in the first section of this article, if he has any, of the offence, 
and if satisfactory pledges shall be given to the Truant officer for the future 
restraint and reformation of such child, he may in his discretion forbear to 
make or prosecute such complaint so long as such pledges shall be faithfully 
kept. 

Sec. 5. The Truant officers shall keep a record of their official acts, and 
make an annual report thereof to the School Committee, who shall publish the 
same in their annual report. 



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ARTICLE VI. 

NEGLECTED CHILDREN. 

Section i. Any child under sixteen years of age. who. by reason of the 
neglect, crime, drunkenness, or other vice of his parents, or from orphanage, 
is suffered to be growing up without salutary parental control and education, 
or is in circumstances exposing him to lead an idle and dissolute life. may. on 
proof thereof before any Court or Justice mentioned in Chapter 4S, Section 
20, of the Public Statutes, be committed to such institution of instruction, or 
other place, that is now, or may hereafter be assigned for such purpose, for 
such time as said Court or Justice may deem expedient, not extending beyond 
the age of twenty-one years for males or eighteen years for females, to be 
there kept, educated and cared for, according to law. (Disallowed.) 

Sec. 2. The Selectmen shall assign from time to time some institution of 
instruction, or other place, to which children under sixteen years of age living 
in Swampscott, in the condition above described, may be sent on conviction 
aforesaid, and they shall also appoint suitable persons to make complaints of 
violations of the provisions of Section 1 of this Article. (Disallowed.) 

ARTICLE VII. 

OF THE POLICE REGULATIONS. 

Section i. Xo building shall be moved over any public road or way in 
this Town without a written permit from the Selectmen being obtained, and 
any person who shall not comply with such, restrictions as the Selectmen shall 
think public security requires them to set forth in any permit, shall forfeit and 
pay for every such offence the sum of ten dollars, provided that the Selectmen, 
shall in no case grant permit for the removal of any building whatsoever, 
which in the course of its removal will be likely to destroy or damage any 
trees or shrubs, the property of individuals, whether standing in the roads or in 
the fields, unless the consent of such individuals is first obtained, or security 
given sufficient to indemnify such individual for any damage caused as afore- 
said. 

Sec. 2. Such written permission shall contain a condition that the owner 
of such a building, or the person or persons removing the same, shall pay to 
the Town all damages, costs and expenses for which the Town may be liable 
or compelled to pay by reason of said street being obstructed or encumbered. 

Sec. 3. Xo person shall coast upon a sled or other vehicle in or through 
any of the public streets, ways or sidewalks of this Town, except it be on such 
streets, ways or sidewalks as are publicly announced as permitted by the Select- 
men. 

Sec. 4. Xo person, except the Highway Surveyors in their lawful per- 
formance of their duties, or those acting under their orders, shall make or 
cause to be made, an excavation in the public street, for any purpose whatso- 
ever, without having first obtained written permission from the Selectmen. 
And when an excavation is made in a street for any purpose, the person or 
persons by or for whom such excavation has been made, shall cause a rail or 



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other sufficient fence, to be placed so as to enclose such excavation, and the 
dirt, gravel or other material thrown therefrom, and such fence shall be main- 
tained during the whole time for which the excavation continues, and he or 
they shall also cause a lighted lantern, or some other proper and sufficient 
light, to be fixed to some part of such fence, or in some other proper manner, 
over or near the excavation, and over or near the dirt, gravel or other material 
taken therefrom, and so kept from the beginning of twilight through the whole 
of every night during all the time for which such excavation or obstruction 
exists. 

Sec. 5. Whoever, without first having obtained written permission from 
the Selectmen, obstructs a public street or sidewalk by placing or causing to be 
placed therein any article or thing whatsoever, and suffers the same to remain 
in such position for more than five minutes, shall be liable to a penalty of not 
less than one nor more than twenty dollars. 

Sec. 6. The contents of any sink, cesspool or privy shall only be removed 
in a vehicle effectually covered and water-tight, between the hours of six 
o'clock post meridian and seven o'clock ante-meridian, and the same shall. not 
be emptied on any beach or into the sea adjacent to any beach in the Town, 
but shall be carried in such cart and disposed of in the earth or otherwise as 
the Board of Health may by rules provide, but apart from dwelling houses. 

Sec. 7. No person having the care or use of any horse or vehicle shall 
stop the same or allow the same to remain upon any crossing or flagging stone 
laid in or across any public street ; and no such person shall allow any horse or 
vehicle to remain in any public street so as to obstruct the same after being 
requested or ordered to remove such obstruction by any person having occa- 
sion to use such street, or by any police officer of the town. 

Sec. 8. No person without first having obtained written permission from 
the Selectmen shall stand in any public street for the purpose of hawking or 
selling any article or for the exercise of any business or calling, after being 
requested to desist therefrom by any police officer of the town. 

Sec. 9. No person shall remain upon a sidewalk in such a manner as to 
obstruct the free passage of foot travellers after being requested by a police 
officer to move on. 

Sec. 10. No person shall place or keep on any sidewalk of the town, in 
front of any building any awning, shade or other projection, less than seven 
and a half feet above the sidewalk at the lowest part thereof, nor shall any such 
awning shade or projection extend beyond the exterior line of the sidewalk. 

Sec. 11. No person shall fire or discharge a gun, fowling piece or fire 
arm, on any public street of the Town, except at a military exercise or review 
duly authorized by the military authorities of the Commonwealth, or on such 
occasions as the Selectmen may specially permit, or in the lawful defence of 
his person. 

Sec. 12. No person shall drive or pass with a vehicle of any kind upon 
any sidewalk in the Town provided that this shall not effect the right of any 
person to cross any sidewalk in entering or leaving private premises. No 
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cart, sled, wheelbarrow, bicycle, tricycle or other carriage, except children's 
carriages or sleds drawn by hand. 

Sec. 13. Xo gate either for the use of persons, horses, cattle, carriages 
or vehicles of any kind, constructed in any fence abutting on the highways of 
the Town, shall open outward over the sidewalk or highway. 

SEC. 14. Xo person shall post up or affix in any manner a placard, 
notice or bill, either written or printed upon a fence, wall or building in this 
Town; and no person shall paint, print or write or cause to be painted, printed 
or written a notice, advertisement, or bill upon a fence, wall or building in this 
Town, unless he has previously obtained the consent of the person or persons 
having possession of such fence, wall or building. 

Sec. 15. Xo person shall, without fir.->t having obtained the written con- 
sent of the Selectmen, post up or affix in any manner, a placard, notice or bill, 
either written or printed on a curbstone, sidewalk or tree in a street or public 
place in this Town, or upon a wall, telegraph pole, lamp post, fence or building 
belonging to the Town ; and no person shall without consent, paint, print or 
write or cause to be painted, printed or written, a notice, advertisement or bill 
upon a curbstone, sidewalk or tree in a street or public place in this Town, or 
upon a wall, telegraph pole, lamp post, fence or building belonging to the 
Town. 

Sec. 16. Xo person shall behave in a disorderlv manner, or with any 
obscene or indecent language, in any public street or public place in this Town : 
and no person shall, without right, stand or remain upon a wall or fence or upon 
any door step or other projection from a house or other building, so as to annoy 
or disturb any person, or obstruct any passage to or from such house or build- 
ing, after having been requested by a police officer of the Town, and by the 
owner or occupant of any such building, to depart and stay therefrom. 

Sec. 17. Whoever shall willfully or maliciously deface or tear down any 
bill, placard or notice posted for a lawful purpose, except the same be affixed to 
premises owned by him or under his control, shall forfeit and pay a sum not less 
than one dollar nor more than ten dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 18. No person shall leave any wagon, cart or other vehicle, wood, 
coal, or other articles in any street way or sidewalk, and suffer the same to 
remain over night without maintaining a sufficient light over or near the same 
through the night to prevent injury to travelers. 

Sec. 19. No owner or person having charge of any horse, cow, swine, 
sheep, goat or other grazing animal, shall permit the same to pasture in any 
street or way within the Town, either with or without a keeper, under a penalty 
of not less than one dollar nor more than five dollars for each offence. Provided, 
that this by-law or regulation shall not affect the rights of any person to the 
use of land within the limits of such way adjoining his own premises, and it 
shall be the special duty of Field Drivers of this Town to enforce this by-law. 

Sec. 20. Whoever shall ride any horse or drive any horse or horses 
attached to a vehicle of any description, in or upon any street or way for publi c 
travel at such an immoderate rate of speed as to endanger or expose to injury 
or inconvenience any person, standing, walking or riding therein, shall forfeit 



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and pay a sum not less than five dollars nor more than twenty dollars for each 
offence. 

Sec. 21. Whoever, by any means or in any manner, shall willfully frighten 
any horse or play at any game in which a ball is used, or shoot with bows and 
arrows or throw stones or other missiles, in any street or on any sidewalk, shall 
forfeit and pay a sum of not less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars, for 
each offence. 

Sec. 22. Whoever shall drive any horse, cattle or swine, or permit any 
horse, cattle or swine, under his care to go upon and over any sidewalk, or 
suffer any horse to remain hitched across any sidewalk or hitch his horse to any 
ornamental tree standing or growing upon any sidewalk, so as thereby to cause 
any injury either to persons or property of others, or to obstruct the safe and 
convenient passing of persons lawfully using the same, shall forfeit and pay a 
sum of not less than one dollar, nor more than ten dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 23. Whoever, unless by leave of the town officers having charge of 
the repairs of the highways, shall throw or deposit in any street or on any side- 
walks any ashes, dirt, rubbish or filth of any kind, or any animal or vegetable 
substance, shall forfeit and pay a sum not less than one dollar, nor more than 
ten dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 24. Whoever shall make any indecent figures or write any indecent 
or obscene words upon any fence, building or structure in any public place, or 
commit a nuisance upon any sidewalk or against any tree, building or structure 
adjoining the same, shall forfeit and' pay a sum not less than five dollars, nor 
more than twenty dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 25. No person shall erect or cause to be erected any fence or build- 
ing adjoining any street or public ground, or set any posts without having first 
obtained the bounds of the same by application to the .Selectmen for that 
purpose. 

Sec. 26. No person shall put or cause to be put into any catch basin in the 

highway any filth, sewerage, slops or dirty water. 

Sec. 27. No one shall blast or rend by any explosion any rock or earth 
within two hundred yards of any building or way without permission from the 
Selectmen and properly guarding such blasting. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

OF THE CEMETERIES. 

Section i. The Selectmen shall appoint, annually in the month of April 
a suitable person to be Cemetery Superintendent, who shall hold his office until 
his successor is appointed. He shall have the care, superintendence and man- 
agement of the public cemeteries in the town. And the Selectmen may make 
rules and regulations concerning the same which the Board of Health are not 
authorized by law to make and which are not repugnant to any law of the Com- 
monwealth, or in contravention of any vote of the Town. Such Superintendent 
shall cause to be prosecuted all offences enumerated in Public Statutes, Chapter 
207, Section 49 and 50 and in any other law, or by-law relating to the same. All 
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ment or embellishment of said public cemeteries, shall be expended under his 
direction. He shall annually, on the first day of March, make up and render 
a report in writing, of the condition of the Cemeteries with an itemized account 
of receipts and expenditures and estimates of amounts of appropriation required 
for the coming year which report shall be printed in the Annual Reports of the 
town officers. 

Sec. 2. The Cemetery Superintendent shall keep set apart and reserved 
a sufficient portion of the Cemetery as a public burial place for the use of the 
inhabitants of Swampscott free of charge. He may also lay out any other por- 
tion of said Cemetery in suitable lots or other sub-divisions, for family or other 
burial places, with all the necessary paths and avenues, in conformity with the 
plans heretofore adopted by the town ; he may plant and embellish the same 
with trees, shrubs and flowers, and other rural ornaments : he shall keep the 
said Cemetery suitably enclosed by a wall or fence, shall maintain in good repair 
a receiving tomb, and may cause to be erected such other structures as may be 
necessary or convenient for the use of the Cemetery. 

Sec. 3. The Selectmen shall have authority to grant and convey to any 
person or persons, by deed or certificates duly executed in the name of the 
town of Swampscott the sole and exclusive right of burial, and of erecting 
tombs, cenotaphs and other monuments, in any of the designated lots or sub- 
divisions of the Cemetery, upon such terms and conditions as they by their rules 
and regulations prescribe. Such deeds or certificates shall be recorded in a 
book kept for that purpose in their office. 

Sec. 4. The proceeds from sales of lots or rights of burial, or of any 
property in said Cemetery shall be paid to the Town Treasurer, to be kept bv 
him separate and apart from other funds of the town, and subject to the order of 
the Selectmen. Such proceeds shall be used for no other purpose than the care, 
improvement and embellishment of said Cemetery, and any balance remaining 
at the end of any financial year, over and above the annual expenditures, mav be 
invested by the Selectmen as a " Perpetual Care Fund," the income of which 
shall be applied solely to the care of said Cemetery. 

Sec. 5. Whoever shall be guilty of tearing down or injuring any fence or 
erection enclosing any Cemetery or place for the dead in the Town, or whoever 
shall trespass upon any such place in the town by resorting thereto, to engage 
in any sport or game, or of appropriating any part of any such enclosure to any 
other than for burial purposes, shall be liable to a fine of not less than five 
dollars, nor more than twenty for each offence. 

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent or person having charge 
of the Cemetery, to have entire control of the Town Tomb, and superintend all 
interments in the Cemetery, keeping an accurate record of the same. 

ARTICLE IX. 

Section i. Whoever violates a provision of any by-law of the Town, 
shall, unless other provisions is expressly made, be liable to a penalty not 
exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 2. When in any by-law anything is prohibited from being done with- 
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officers shall have the power to license or permit such thing to be done. 

Sec. 3. Except as otherwise provided, any Police Officer or Constable of 
the Town, or the Town Treasurer, may prosecute for all breaches of the By- 
laws of the Town, and may also prosecute for tresspasses committed on any 
public building or enclosure within the limits of the Town. 

ARTICLE X. 
%. 

Section 1. These By-laws may be amended at any annual Town meeting, 
an article or articles for that purpose having been inserted in the warrant for 
such meeting. 

Sec. 2. All forfeitures under any of the By-laws of the Town shall be 
recovered by complaint, and shall inure to the use of the town of Swampscott. 

Sec. 3. No person shall be prosecuted or tried for any breach of the pro. 
visions of any By-law of the Town, unless the complaint for the same shall be 
made within six months from the time of committing such breach. 

Sec. 4. These By-laws shall take effect from and after their approval bv 
the .Superior Court, and all By-laws heretofore adopted by the Town are hereby 
repealed. 

Voted. — That the Selectmen be authorized to have fifteen 
hundred copies of By-laws printed and distributed through 
the Town. 

Voted. — To dissolve at 8.40. 



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TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

To cither of the Constables of the Town of Swamp- 
scott in said County, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, you are directed 'to notify the inhabitants 
of the Town of Swampscott qualified to vote in 
Elections, and in Town affairs, to meet at the 
Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the 
'first day of December, current, at seven-thirty 
o'clock, p. m.j then and there to act on the follow- 
ing Articles, viz : — 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in 
said Meeting. • 

Art. 2. To see if the Town will accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter three hundred and eighty-six of the 
Acts of 1890, being " an Act to authorize the printing 
and distributing of ballots for Town Elections at the 
public expense," agreeable to the petition of Charles 
T. Jackson, and others. 

Art. 3. To see if the Town will determine what 
officers, if any, not required by law, to be chosen by 
ballot, shall be so chosen ; also the number and term 
of such officers. 

Art. 4. To see if the Town will adopt the pro- 
visions of Sections sixty-four, sixty-five, sixty-six, sixty- 
seven, sixty-eight of Chapter twenty-seven of the Pub- 
lic Statutes, providing a system or manner of electing 
Town officers therein referred to. 

Art. 5. To see if the Town will lay a two-inch 
water pipe from Burrill street through that portion of 
Claremont Terrace which is an accepted Town-way, 
agreeable to the petition of J. H. Farwell, and others, 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 6. To see if the Town will authorize the 
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for the current year any unexpended balances, when 
in their judgment such payments are required. 

Art. 7. To see if the Town will appoint a Com- 
mittee to audit the books of the Assessors, and cause 
to be printed and published a book of valuations of 
all property, both real and personal, and have ready 
for distribution by February 1, 1891, and appropriate 
money for the same, agreeable to the petition of 
Charles T. Jackson, and others. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by 
posting attested copies thereof at the Town Hall 
Depot, Post Office, and three other public and 
conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at 
least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this 
Warrant, with your doings thereon, to the Town 
Clerk, at the time and place of meeting, as afore- 
said. 

Given under our hands this fourteenth day of 
November, in the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and ninety. 

AARON R. BUNTING, ) Selectmen 
ANDREW L. HARRIS, of 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER. ) Swdmpscott 

RETURN ON THE WARRANT. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed 
I have notified the inhabitants of the Town of 
Swampscott, qualified as herein expressed, to meet 
at the time and place and for the purposes herein 
mentioned, by posting up attested copies of this 
Warrant in ten public and conspicuous places in 
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November, in the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and ninety. 

JAMES WHEELER, 

Constable of Swampscott. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant the 
legal voters of the Town assembled at the Town 
Hall on Monday evening, December ist, 1890. 

The meeting opened promptly at the time 
appointed by the reading of the Warrant by the 
Town Clerk. Balloting for Moderator was imme- 
diately commenced, which resulted as follows : 

Whole number of votes, twenty-six. Daniel P. 
Stimpson, fifteen, elected ; Charles T. Jackson, 
five ; D. Holman Millett, five ; Ivory Emmons, one. 

Daniel P. Stimpson, after being sworn to the 
faithful performance of the duties by the Town 
Clerk, immediately assumed the duties of Moder- 
ator. 

Voted. Art. 2. That the Town accept the New mode of 

A voting for I own 

provisions of Chapter 386 of the Acts of 1 890, en- officers, 
titled " An act to authorize the printing and 
distributing of ballots for Town' Elections, at the 
public expense." [Unanimous.] 

Voted. To lay upon the table Art. 3, and to 
take up Art. 4 for consideration. Art. 4. A 
motion "That the Town accept the provisions of 
Section 64 of Chapter 27 of the Public Statutes, 
and the four following sections of said chapter, in 
regard to the election of Selectmen," was nega- 
tived. 

Voted. Art. 3. That the Town shall choose 
by ballot at its Annual Meetings the following 



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officers in the number and for the term of office as 
herein provided : 

One town clerk for the year ensuing. 

One treasurer for the year ensuing. 

One collector of taxes for the year ensuing. 

A board of selectmen consisting of three mem- 
bers for the year ensuing. 

A board of assessors consisting of three mem- 
bers, to hold office and be chosen as provided by 
Chapter 255 of the Acts of 1S78, heretofore 
accepted by the Town. 

A board of school committee consisting of three 
members, to hold office and be chosen as provided 
by Chapter 44 of the Public Statutes. 

A board of overseers of the poor consisting of 
three members, to hold office and be chosen as 
provided by Chapter 186 of the Acts of 1877, here- 
tofore accepted by the Town. 

A board of trustees of the Public Library con- 
sisting of three members, to hold office and be 
chosen as provided by Chapter 304 of the Acts of 
1888. 

Three auditors for the year ensuing. 
Three constables for the year ensuing. 
A board of health consisting of three members 
for the year ensuing. 

Appropriation Voted. Art. 5. To appropriate one hundred 

(or water pipe, 

ciaremont and twentv-five dollars (Si 25) for the purpose of 

Terrace. m f 

laying a two-inch water pipe from Burrill street, 
through that portion of Claremont Terrace which 
is an accepted Town way. 

Voted. Art. 6. To authorize the Selectmen to 
transfer from one department to another for the 
current year any unexpended balances, when in 
their judgment such payments are required. 



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Voted. Art. 7. That the Selectmen be in- Assessors' 
structed to publish with their Annual Report an published. 
"Assessors' valuation list of the real and personal 
property of the Town," in accordance with Aft. 2, 
Sec. 3 of the Town By-Laws. 

Voted. To dissolve at 8.45 p. m. 

I hereby declare the foregoing to be a true copy 
of the records of Town Meetings, held during the 
years 1890-91. 

Attest, 

GEORGE T. TILL, Tcnvn Clerk. 



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STATE ELECTION. 



WARRANT. 



Essex ss. 



Swampscott, Oct. 18, 1890. 



To cither of the Constables of tJie Town of Swampscott in said 



In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified to vote in Elections, to meet at the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the fourth day of Novem- 
ber next, it being the Tuesday next after the first Monday of 
said November, at seven o'clock in the forenoon, then and 
there to bring in their votes to the Selectmen on one ballot 
for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Councillor for Fifth 
Essex District, Secretary, Treasurer. Auditor, Attorney-Gen- 
eral, Senator for First Essex District, two Representatives in 
General Court, 17th Essex District, also for Representative 
to Congress for Sixth Congressional District, and County 
Commissioner, also 11 Yes " or " No " upon the following 
amendments to the Constitution : Amendment to prevent 
the disfranchisement of voters because of the change of resi- 
dence within the Commonwealth, and Amendment relative to 
Soldiers and Sailors exercising the right of franchise. 

The polls to be kept open until four o'clock p. m. And you 
are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, and three other 
public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at 
least before the time of holding said meeting. # 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this eighteenth day of October, in 
the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety. 



County. 



Greeting : 



'AARON R. BUNTING,) Selectmen 
ANDREW L. HARRIS, \ of 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER. ) Swampscott. 



REPORT OF TOWN CLERK. 



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RETURN OX WARRANT 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed I have 
notified and warned the inhabitants of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, qualified as herein expressed, to meet at the time and 
place and for the purposes herein mentioned, by posting up 
attested copies of this Warrant in eleven public and conspic- 
uous places in said Swampscott, on Monday, the twenty- 
seventh day of October. 1890. 

JAMES WHEELER, Constable of S'^ainpscoit. 

Agreeable to the foregoing Warrant the voters of the Town 
assembled at the Town Hall on Tuesday, November 4th, 
1890. The meeting was called to order promptly at 7 a. m. 
The Warrant and the return thereon was read by the Town 
Clerk, the seals of the ballots were broken, cards of instruc- 
tion and specimen ballots were posted according to law. 
George W. Marshall and rierbert R. Stone were appointed 
inspectors by the Selectmen and were sworn to faithful 
performance of duties by the Town JZlerL The registering 
ballot box registered coo at commencement of voting. At 
the close the ballot box registered 375. There were but 574 
checks on voting list, but there were 575 ballots cast. The 
polls closed promptly at 4 p. m. At 6.45 p. m. the following 
result was announced : 

AVhole number of ballots cast, three hundred and seventv- 
five. 

For Governor — John O. A. Braekett of .Arlington, 236 ; 
William E. Russell of Cambridge, 99 ; John Blackmer of 
Springfield, 27 ; blanks, 1 5. 

For Lieutenant-Governor — William H. Haile of Spring- 
field, 241 ; John T. Corcoran of Clinton, 89 ; George Kemp- 
ton of Sharon, 27 ; blanks, 18. 

For Secretary — William M. Olin of Boston. 256 ; Elbridge 
Cushman of Lakeville, 88 ; George D. Crittenden of Buck- 
land, 28 ; blanks, 23. 

For Treasurer and Receiver-General — George A. Marden 
of Lowell, 255; Edwin L. Munn of Holyoke, 88; William 
H. Gleason of Boston, 30 ; blanks, 22. 



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For Auditor — Charles R. Ladd of Springfield, 196 ; William 
D. T. Trefry of Marblehead, 93 ; Augustus R. Smith of Lee, 
31 ; blanks, 55. 

For Attorney-General — Albert E. Pillsbury of Boston, 238; 
Elisha B. Maynard of Springfield, 87 ; Wolcott Hamlin of 
Amherst, 23 ; blanks, 27. 

For Representative in Congress, Sixth District — Henry 
Cabot Lodge of Nahant, 237 ; William Everett of Ouincy, 
101 ; Charles E. Kimball of Lynn, 24; blanks, 13. 

For Councillor, Fifth District — Moses How of Haverhill, 
226 ; Joseph F. Appleton of Salem, 91 ; Sidney Perley of 
Salem, 24 ; blanks, 34. 

For County Commissioner — John W. Raymond of Beverly, 
i§4; Horace F. Longfellow of Newbury, 114; Samuel C. 
Pease of Merrimac, 30 ; blanks, 37, 

For Senator, First Essex District — Arthur B. Breed of 
Lynn, 228; Joseph H. Potts, of Lynn, 81 ; George D. Col- 
cord of Lynn, 3 1 ; William Logic of Lynn, 7 ; blanks, 28. 

For Two Representatives in General Court, Seventeenth 
Essex District — John J. Salter of Lynn, 212; Edwin A. 
Tibbetts of Lynn, 205 ; Joseph W. Chipman of Lynn, 80 ; 
Charles D. Hollis of Lynn,. 71 ; Edwin Keay of Swampscott, 
33 ; Thomas Drake of Lynn, 26 ; Enoch J. Redman of Lynn, 
8 ; John McCarthy of Lynn, 7 ; blanks, 108. 

For Amendment to the Constitution to prevent the dis- 
franchisement of voters because of a change of residence 
within the Commonwealth — Yes, 161 ; no, 38; blanks, 176. 

For Amendment to the Constitution relative to Soldiers 
and Sailors exercising -the right of franchise — Yes, 151 ; no, 
1 8 ; blanks, 206. 

The above I hereby declare to be correct. 

Attest, 

GEORGE T. TILL, Town Clerk. 



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To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

The vacancy on the School Board, occasioned by the re- 
moval of Geo. L. Crosman to another State, was a matter of 
sincere regret. 

The vacant position was unanimously tendered to Mr. F. 
E. Ingalls, whose acceptance of the same is a cause for con- 
gratulation, as it secures uninterrupted harmony of purpose 
and action. It is further an occasion of felicity that during 
the period covered by the present report, there has not been 
a single break in our excellent corps of teachers. In a very 
important sense, as has been well said, the "teacher is the 
school." The securing a competent Hoard of Instructors, 
whose work is an inborn passion, rather than an external 
compulsion, is a great point gained. Competent and pro- 
gressive teachers, wljo can be trusted to do more than law or 
contract requires, in their delight to advance their pupils' and 
the community's interests, and a community which can be 
relied upon to give those teachers a liberal and every way 
ungrudging support — these conditions constitute the ideal 
public school system. We have reason to believe that com- 
mittee and teachers are working earnestly and harmoniously 
to this end. We also believe that their efforts are understood 
and appreciated by many of our good citizens. 

The continued wise and helpful oversight of all the schools 
by Mr. G. P. Balch, the principal, secures unity and strength 
from the lowest to the highest grade, and thus has largely 
contributed to that efficiency which has been recognized by 
so good an authority as Mr. Martin, of Lynn, the State 
Agent, who has pronounced the Swampscott Public Schools 



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to be among the first in Essex county, and from whom we are 
pleased to receive the following note : 

"I was much pleased with the condition in which I found the , Swampscott 
schools on my recent visit. The work throughout seems well planned and 
most of it well done. The teachers are intelligent and earnest and the spirit of 
all the schools is excellent. The results fully justify the policy of the commit- 
tee in employing only teachers with training or experience, paying them good 
salaries, and entrusting the work of superintending to a skilled person." 

There is encouragement in the fact that the High School 
has had, during the past year, the largest average member- 
ship of any time for several years. 

MUSIC AND DRAWING. 

These branches are still under the charge of an expert, in 
the person of Miss Elizabeth A. Bill, who fully sustains the 
reputation upon which she was employed, and we are glad to 
note the interest which parents take, and the profit which 
pupils receive. For the progress of the pupils in this depart- 
ment much credit is due the several teachers, who have 
faithfully labored with Miss Bill. 

FINANCES AND SUPPLIES. 

While Swampscott Schools are taking high rank, it is 
gratifying to know that there are but five towns in Essex 
county, and but eighteen towns or cities in the State of 
Massachusetts, that pay a smaller per cent, on their property 
valuation, for the support of their public schools, than our own 
town, and the amount paid per capita for the education of our • 
children is less than in several other towns, both smaller and 
larger than our own, a statement which we make on the 
authority of the last report of the State Board of Education. 
The aim of your committee has been to provide the best possi- 
ble equipment for our public schools at the least possible sum. 

On the one hand we are sensitive about the expenditure of 
the public funds without substantial returns, while on the 
other we do not regard it as true economy to withhold any 
valuable supplies for the sake of curtailing expenses. In the 
employment of teachers, even, it must be remembered that 



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there is a market price, which must inevitably regulate the 
amount of salaries paid. 

In addition to the supplies which arc in demand from year 



to year, the following new supplies were purchased in 1890: 

Copies. 

Davis' First Reader 18 

Second " . , 18 

" Third " ' 25 

Monroe's Second Reader 24 

Franklin's " " 24 

In the Grammar Schools Lippincott's Readers, which are 
going out of use entirely, were exchanged for the following: 

Copies. 

Monroe's Fourth Reader 48 

; K " Fifth " .... ./ d- V^v ; . . .46 
Davis' Fourth " 48 



Among the supplies which are necessary to the better 
prosecution of our work is a physical and chemical apparatus, 
a standard cyclopaedia, together with other books which are 
valuable as reference books for teachers and high school 
scholars. 

IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS. 

It is quite within bounds to say that our school buildings 
were never in better condition than at the present time. A 
supply of new and more comfortable seats in several rooms, 
and the readjustment of old ones in other rooms, is one of the 
decided improvements of the past year. The seating capacity 
of some of our rooms is now nearly exhausted, and by our 
increasing population of school age, another problem con- 
fronts us in the near future. At the Grammar School build- 
ing the heating and light and ventilation in several ot the 
rooms has been greatly improved during the year, at consid- 
erable cost. Grading, fencing, concreting, painting and 
tinting are also among the repairs which have been made at 
various buildings. 

The Beach School House requires re-shingling, and should 



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also be provided with a furnace as soon as practicable, while 
a water supply is a convenience greatly in demand at the 
Essex street school. 

DISCIPLINE AND MORALS. 

Were the statutes of the commonwealth enforced to the 
full extent, our discipline would likely be even more rigorous 
than it now is. 

Parents in some cases have been kindly notified of statutes 
which it is the duty of the committee to enforce but in every 
case where it is possible love has taken the place of law, and 
we are pleased to observe that the spirit of insubordination 
on the part of pupils or parents is the rare exception. 

We solicit an increased co-operation on the part of parents 
in the matter of promptness and regularity of attendance. 

In several grades there has been a discouraging amount of 
tardiness as a glance at our table of school statistics will 
show. Any thing above an average of two tardy marks for 
each scholar is considered a bad record, and yet the table re- 
ferred to shows an average of 7 and 9 in certain instances. 

The number of cases of truancy has been more frequent 
than is to our credit, and the use of cigarettes, and the 
violations of the law of moralpurity are not unknown, though 
we note some improvement over last year in these re- 
spects. 

Not only the statutes but the moral sense of the community 
demand the complete suppression of these vices. 

We are greatly indebted to Mr. C. W. Birtwell, and Miss E. 
S. Tobey of Boston for private lectures given to the boys and 
girls respectively, and which were beneficial in lifting the 
moral tone of the scholars. 

The introduction of deportment cards which are being 
extensively used throughout the country have proved valuable 
adjuncts as conservators of good discipline. 

PROMOTIONS. 

By a rule adopted early this year, pupils who rank 85 per 
cent, in the regular written and oral work will be promoted 



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without final written examinations in all the schools. This is 
in accordance with advanced ideas of the best educational 
authorities, and relieves school life of a large amount of 
mental and physical strain. Final examinations will be re- 
quired of all who fall below this standard. Scholars must 
repeat the year unless they shall attain at least 66| per cent, 
in each study. Twenty days of absence during the year will 
prevent promotion and preclude the possibility of making up 
arrears in studies, except in special cases, for good and suffi- 
cient reasons, and then only by majority vote of the School 
Committee. 

ONE SESSION. 

The committee have, on account of public sentiment, re- 
sumed the one session plan on stormy days. 

The signals for one session will be sounded at the discretion 
of the principal at 7.45 for intermission in the morning, and 
at 1 1.30 for the same in the afternoon. When opportunity 
affords, the signal for intermission will be given to the various 
schools by special messenger. 



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COURSE OF STUDY. 



PRIMARY SCHOOL-FIRST YEAR. 

Teach 300 words, read from chart, first half of three First 

Readers, phonetic analysis./ 
Spelling. — From the Reading Lessons. 

Language. — Copy easy sentences from the board, object lessons 
from familiar objects, correct errors in the use of language. 

Arithmetic. — Numbers from 1 to 10, fractional parts, Roman 
numerals. 

Writing. — With slate and paper. 

Drawing. — On slates from solids, clay modelling. 

PRIMARY SCHOOL-SECOND YEAR. 

Second half of First Reader, first half of three Second Readers, 

phonetic analysis. 
Spelling. — Oral and written spelling from reading and language 

lessons. 

Language. — First year's work continued. 

Arithmetic. — Numbers through 25, Roman numerals, original con- 
crete problems by the pupils. 

Writing. — Tracing books No. 1, copying exercises from black- 
board, writing selections from reading books and from dictation. 

Drawing. — Clay modelling, drawing from objects. 

PRIMARY SCHOOL-THIRD YEAR. 

Last half of three Second Readers with supplementary reading, 

phonetic analysis. 
Spelling. — Oral and written ; words dictated from lesson. 
Language. — Part r, Mary Hyde's Lessons. 

Arithmetic. — Numbers to 100, use of common measures, Roman 
numerals, written arithmetic, four operations with no multiplier 
or divisor exceeding two figures, writing numbers through 
thousands. 

Writing. — With pen and ink. 



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Drawing. — Drawing-book, Prang, No. i. 
Physiology. — Taught orally. 
Geography. — Taught orally. 
History. — Stories. 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL-FOURTH YEAR. 

First two weeks spent in review of preceding grades, two Third 
Readers with supplementary reading, phonetic analysis. 

Spelling. — The same as Third Grade and Harrington Spelling 
Book. 

Language. — Part II, Mary Hyde's Lessons. 

Arithmetic. — Mental arithmetic, written arithmetic, four opera- 
tions, multipliers and divisors of more than two figures, additions 
and subtraction of decimals, two places. United States money, 
simple illustrations of fractions. 

Geography. — To Physical North America, map drawing. 

Writing. — As before in copy-book. 

Drawing. — Drawing-book, Prang, No. 2. 

Phy •siology. — T aught orally. 

History. — Orally. 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL-FIFTH YEAR. 

Review, during first two weeks, the fourth year work. 

Reading. — Some Third Reader with Ignited States history begun 

as supplementary reading, phonetic analysis. 
Spelling. — Same as preceding grade. 

Language. — Part III, Mary Hyde, composition writing, declama- 
tion. 

Arithmetic. — Mental work, written work, through decimals to 

common fractions. 
Geography. — From Physical North America, through New England 

States, with special geography of our own State, map drawing. 
IVriting. — As before, in Copy-book. 
Drawing. — Drawing-book, Prang, No. 3. 
Physiology. — Taught orally. 
History. — Taught orally. 



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THIRD GRAMMAR SCHOOL-SIXTH YEAR. 

First two weeks spent in review of the fifth year work. 
Reading: — Some Reader as a drill book, Lippincott's Fourth, sup- 
, plementary reading, phonetic analysis. 
Spelling. — Harrington's Spelling Book. 

Language,— Part IV, Mary Hyde's Lessons, grammar, the simple 
sentence, its analysis and punctuation, composition writing, 
declamation. 

Arithmetic. — Common fractions and linear measure. 

Geography. — Finish United States and take South America, map 

drawing, writing continued. 
Drawing. — Drawing-book, Prang, No. 4. 
Physiology. — Skeleton, muscles and skin. 
• History. — The discoveries and settlements. 

SECOND GRAMMAR SCHOOL -SEVENTH YEAR. 

First two weeks spent in review of the sixth year work. 
Reading. — Same as preceding grade. 
Spelling. — Continued. 

Language, — Grammar, the complex and compound sentence ; its 

analysis and punctuations, composition writing, declamation. 
Arithmetic. — Compound quantities and percentage, mental work. 
Geography. — Europe and Asia, map drawing. 
I Vriting. — Con t i n ued. 
Drawing. — Drawing-book, Prang, No. 5. 
Physiology. — Respiration and the voice, circulation. 
History. — French and Indian war, the Revolution, War of 18 12. 

FIRST GRAMMAR SCHOOL-EIGHTH YEAR. 

Reading.- — Fifth Reader, supplementary reading, phonetic analy- 
sis. 

Spelling. — Continued. 

Language. — Swinton's Grammar reviewed, written 'work, composi- 
tion writing, declamation. 
Arithmetic. — Continued. 

Geography. — Completed and reviewed, map drawing. 

Writing. — Con t i n ued . 

Drawing. — Drawing-book, Prang, No. 6. 



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Physiology. — Digestion and food, nervous system, special senses. 
History. — Complete and review the History topically. 

PREPARATORY CLASS -NINTH YEAR. 

(In High School Room.) 
Commercial arithmetic, grammar, history, geography and 
physiology completed ; algebra and book-keeping begun. 

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE. 

FIRST YEAR.. 

Physical geography, book-keeping, algebra, Latin, English, study 
of authors. 

SECOND YEAR. 

Geometry, Latin, botany, civil government, English, study of 
authors. 

THIRD YEAR. 

Geometry completed, chemistry and physics, Latin, English, study 
of authors, history, French (optional), commercial arithmetic 
reviewed. 

FOURTH YEAR. 

Latin, French (optional), history, English literature, astronomy, 
geology, drawing, English Composition, and declamation 
throughout course. 

This course may be modified for scholars preparing for college or 
any other higher school. 



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{ ROLL of HONOR} 

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Pupils who have been neither absent nor tardy during the year. 

Albert W. Tucker Annie V. Berlin 

Alice Hilliard Everett Curtis 



Selected £ist. 



Pupils whose rank in all studies was above 85 per cent., promoted 
without examination. 

Susie S. Harris * Mabel E. Ingalls 

Ruth A. Iverson "Mabel E. White 

Russell Ingalls j\£ av Jackson 

Josie E. Twisden Marion Bulfinch 

May Butterfield Luella Thomas 

Sadie Nash Louise Ashton 

Willie Nies Bennie Getchell 
Willie McNamara. 



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SCALE OF SALARIES FOR TEACHERS. 

Grammar— 4 or mure years' experience (maximum), $550. 

Intermediate — 3 or more years' experience (maximum). $500. 

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Primary — 3 or more years' experience (maximum), $450. 
Primary — 2 years' experience, $400. 
Primary — 1 year's experience, $350. 
Primary — No previous experience, $300. 



HOLIDAYS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR. 

Washington's Birthday. 
May Day. 
Memorial Day. 
17th of June. 
Labor Day. 

Thanksgiving recess, beginning Wednesday noon. 



CALENDAR FOR SCHOOL YEAR, i8gi. 

Winter term 1891 begins Jan. 5; closes March 27. 
Spring term 1891 begins April 6; closes June 26. 
Fall term 1891 begins Aug. 30 ; closes Dec. 18. 
Winter term 1892 begins Jan. 4. 



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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION EXERCISES. 



Town Hall, Thursday Evening, June 2(k 1800. 



Music s "Centennial March." 

Jennie Harmon. 

INVOCATION. 

Declamation From a speech of Senator Hoar. 

Louis C. Marble. 

Chorus "Happy Land." 

School. 

Poem "The Banquet." 

Margaret E. Ryan. 

Solo, Duet and Chorus "Sigh, Gentle Gale." 

Abbie Burnett. Ruth A. Iverson, School. 

Essay "Cheiromancy." 

William P. Lovett. 

Tkio "Breathe Into This Quiet Vale." 

A. Claudia Vincent, Susie S. Harris, Louis C. Marble. 

READING "The Bird's Christmas Carol." 

Mabel E. Ingalls, Susie S. Harris, Choir-boy, Albert W. Tucker. 

Essay with Song "The Bells." 

Florence A. Eldridge. 
William P. Lovett, Albert W. Tucker, Nellie Rowell, Mabel E. Ingalls, 
Emily P. Ellis. 

Music Round in three parts. 

School. 

Essay with Valedictory "Grit." 

Harry M. Doanc. 

PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS TO Till. GRADUATES. 

By George L. Crosman. 

Margaret Elizabeth Ryan. 

Florence Allison Eldridge. 

William Percival Lovett. 

Harry Mortimer Doane. 

Chorus "Soldiers' Welcome. 

Selected Voices and School. 



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STATE STATUTES. 

The attention of pupils and patrons is called to the follow - 
ing statutes in the hope that general information concerning 
them will be conducive to good order. 

MALICIOUS INJURY TO BUILDINGS. 

[Pub^ Stats., chap. 203.] 
SECTION 78. Whoever willfully and maliciously or wantonly and without 
cause destroys, defaces, mars or injures a school-house, church or other build- 
ing erected or used for purposes of education or religious instruction, or for the 
general diffusion of knowledge, or any outbuilding, fence, well or appurtenance 
of such school-house, church or other building, or furniture apparatus or other 
property belonging to or connected with such school-house, church or other 
building, shall be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by 
imprisonment in the jail not exceeding one year. 

INJURY TO LIBRARIES. 

SECTION 79. Whoever willfully and maliciously or wantonly and without 
cause writes upon, injures, defaces, tears or destroys a book, plate, picture, 
engraving or statue belonging to a law, town, city 01 other public library, shall 
be punished by fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars, or by 
imprisonment in the jail not exceeding six months. 

CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO. 

Section l. No person shall sell any cigarette, snuff or tobacco in any of 
its forms to any person under sixteen years of age. 

SECTION 2. No person other than the minor's parent or guardian shall give 
any cigarette, snuff or tobacco in any of its forms to anv minor under sixteen 
years of age. 

Section 3. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars. 

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. 
[Chap. 384. Sec. 1.] 

Every person having under his control a child between the ages of eight and 
fourteen years, shall annually cause such child to attend some public day school 
in the city or town in which he resides, and such attendance shall continue for 
at least thirty weeks of the school year if the schools are kept open that length 
of time, with an allowance of two weeks time for abscences not excused by the 
superintendent of schools or the school committee, and for every neglect of 
such duty the person offending shall, upon the complaint of the school com- 
mittee or any truant officer, forfeit to the use of the public schools of such 
city or town a sum not exceeding twenty dollars, but if such a child has 
attended for a like period of time a private day school approved by the school 
committee of such city or town, or if such child has been otherwise instructed 
for a like period of tin^e in the branches of learning required by law to be 



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taught in the public schools, or if his physical or mental condition is such as to 
render such attendance inexpedient or impracticable, such penalties shall not 
be incurred. 

From the laws concerning truancy we append only the 
following: 

Art. 4. It shall be the duty of every truant officer, previous to making any 
complaint under these laws to notify the truant, or absentee from school, also 
his parent or guardian, of the offense committed, and of the penalty therefor, 
and if the truant officer can obtain satisfactory pledges for the restraint and 
reformation of the child, he may at his discretion forbear to prosecute, so 
long as such pledges are faithfully kept. 

Art. 5. It shall be the duty of the school committee, the teachers of the 
public schools and the citizens generally to aid the truant officers as far as 
possible in the discharge of their duties. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

WILLIAM H. ROGERS, ) 

WILMOT R. HASTINGS, [ School Committee 

FRANK E. INGALLS, ) 



March i, i 891 . 

To the School Board of Swampsgott : 

As truant officer of the Town L have made some 27 calls 
upon supposed cases of truancy. 

In most instances the parents have been ready to co-operate 
with me in securing regularity of attendance of their children 
at school. 

There are, however, some eight or ten habitual truants 
among our school children, and for whom I would recommend 
the enforcement of the truant laws. Such pernicious influ- 
ences as they exert should be removed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES RODRICK, Truant Officer. 



SWA3IPSCOTT. 

Ldst of Candidates. 

The following; is the list of candidates 
'or town offices, to be placed upon the offi- 
:ial ballot. All the names were filed by 
iomination papers. 

It would be a pood plan to cut out this 
ist and select names previous to the meet- 
ng, which would greatly facilitate voting. 

Selectmen, vote for three— Aaron R. 
EJuntlng, John H. Crosman, William G. 
Sarp, John H. Farwell, Andrew L. Hai*ris, 
Charles T. Jackson, Thomas E. Stone, Ar- 
hur C Widger. 

Town Clerk, vote tor one— George E. 
Gilbert, George T. Till. 

Treasurer, Benjamin 0. Honors; no other 
candidate. 

Collecror of T:ixes, vote for one— Michael 
h Carroll, W. Henry Collins. 

Asses.>or for three years, vote for one— 
■saac II. Andrews, Ivory Emons, Peleg 
lardner. 

School Committee for three years, vote 
or one— Everett lioynton, Frank E. Ingalls, 
Daniel F. Knowlton. 

Trustee of Public Library for three years, 
rames E. Feasley; no other candidate. 

Overseer of Poor for three years, vote for 
me— Michael P. Carroll, Wiiliain Seger, 
fames L. Taylor. 

Auditors, vote for three— Charles E. Al- 
len, L. Frank C;\hoon, William F. Norcross, 
\ugustine VV. Rich, 2d, John W.Thurston, 
rohn R. Widger. 

Board of Health, vote for three— John I. 
Mams, Thomas B. P. Curtis, Joseph W. 
jlass, Frank Griffin, Charles E. Harris, 
5avid \V. Nisbett, Edwin F. Wiley. 

Constables, vote for three— Rodney A. 
Douglass (only name filed.) 

Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of 
intoxicating Liquors in this Town? To 
rote Yes, mark a cross opposite Yes; to 
rote No, mark a cross opposite No. 

Ripples. 

—All sizes of 28 cent merino half hose for 
nen marked down to 17 cents per pair. 
Heavy linen crash towels 17 cents per pair, 
ieorge T. Till. 

—Mortgages and deeds carefully "written. 
\Ionev to loan on real estate. Waldo 
I'hompson & Son, Fredd O. Thompson, res- 
dence, opposite Odd Fellows' Hall. 



GLEN 31 EKE. 

Accident. 

Owing to an accident to the shafting at 



material, by skilled wonu 
best tools that have ever been devise 
the purpose. Warranted to do all that < 
be reasonably expected of the very t 
typewriter extant. Capable of writing 
words per minute— or more— according; 
the ability ot the operator. A mach 
that will manifold more than double 
number of sheets than any other type wr: 
without affecting the alignment in any 
spect, as on this machine the alignmen 
indestructible. 

IPIRICE $100. 

If there is no Agent in your town, addd 
as on the subject as we are more libl 
with our Agents than any other Compi 
in our line. 

International Typewriting Cc 

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J. M. RANGE 

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TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swamp- 
scott, in said County, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, you are directed to notify the inhabitants of 
the Town of Swampscott qualified to vote in Elec- 
tions and in Town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall 
in said Swampscott, on Monday, the Sixteenth day 
of March, current, at Seven o'clock in the forenoon, 
then and there to act on the following Articles, viz. : — 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 
Article 2. To choose a Town Clerk for one (1) year. 

To choose a Board of Selectmen for the year 
ensuing. 

To choose one member of the Hoard of Assessors 

for three (3) years. 
To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 
To choose a Collector of Taxes for the year 

ensuing. 

To choose one member of the School Committee 

for three (3) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Trustees 

of the Public Library for three (3) years. 
To choose three members of the Board of Auditors 

for the year ensuing. 
To choose one Overseer of the Poor for three 

(3) years. 

To choose a Board of Health for one (1) year. 
To choose three Constables for the year ensuing. 
All to be chosen on one ballot. 



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Art. 3. To vote by ballot "Yes'' or "No " upon the question, 
Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors in 
this Town? 

Art. 4. To -hear and act upon the Reports of the Auditing 
Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, the 
Superintendent of Streets, the Board of Trustees of the Public 
Library, the Engineers of the Fire Department, the Superinten- 
dent of the Cemetery, the Board of Health, the Chief of Police, 
the Milk Inspector, the Committee on Street Lights, the report 
of the Selectmen on Sewerage, and the report of the Committee 
on Rock Crusher. 

Ar t. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to 
defray Town charges for the ensuing year, and make appropri- 
ations therefor. 

Art. 6. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Town Treasurer for the current year. 

Art. 7. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer to 
hire money, under the direction of the Selectmen, in anticipation 
of the'taxes to be assessed and collected for the current year. 

Art. 8. To see what amount of bonds will be required of the 
Collector for the collection of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 9. To see what compensation the Town will allow the 
Collector for the collection of taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see what action the Town will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes, and what rate of discount, if any, will be 
allowed for prompt payment on or before a certain date. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will accept the list of names for 
Jurors as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 12. To see if the Town will appropriate the money 
received from the County Treasurer for dog licenses to aid in 
support of the Public Library. 

Art. 13. To see what compensation the Town will allow the 
members of the Fire Department the current year, and grant 
money for the same. 

Art. , 14. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money 
to furnish and set curbstones, and lay concrete sidewalks ; 
provided, the abutters will pay one-half of the expense. 

Art. 15. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of fifty 
dollars ($50) to be placed in the hands of James L. Bates' Post 



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n8, G. A. R., towards defraying the expenses of Memorial Day. 

Art. i 6. To see if the Town will vote to accept, adopt, and 
allow the report of the Selectmen laying out of Beach avenue as 
a Town way, as per report and plan on file in the Town Clerk's 
office, and appropriate money therefor. 

Art. 17. To see what action the Town will take toward the 
purchase of a lot of land suitable for a dumping place, and 
appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 18. To see what action the Town will take toward pro- 
viding more burial lots, as recommended by the Superintendent 
of Cemetery, and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 19. To see what action the Town will take in regard to 
the care, of the beaches, as recommended by the Selectmen, and 
appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 20. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$r,8oo for the improvement of Humphrey street, as recommended 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 21. To see if the Town will appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money for the purchase of an odorless excavator with neces- 
sary apparatus. 

Art. 22. To see what action the Town will take to provide a 
new building for the Fire Department, plans of which will be sub- 
mitted at the meeting, and appropriate money therefor, agreeable 
to the petition of Kendall Pollard and others. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will reimburse Frank Griffin the 
sum of $15.70, expenses incurred as Field Driver. 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will construct a stone crossing 
on r>urrill street, opposite Boynton street, and appropriate money 
therefor, agreeable to the petition of A. Y. Eveleth and others. 

Art. 25. To see if the Town will construct a stone crossing 
on Humphrey street, near the dividing-line of Stephen H. 
YVardwell and Mrs. Susanna Stone, and appropriate money -for 
the same, agreeable to the petition of D. Hoi man Millett and 
others. 

Art. 26. To see if the Town will construct a stone crossing 
from the north corner of Boynton street across Burrill street also 
regrade and repair the sidewalk on Boynton street and appropriate 
money for the same, agreeable to the petition of David Atkins 
and" others. 



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Art. 27. To see what action the Town will take to cause an 
electric (arc) light to be placed at the junction of Monument 
avenue and Ehnwood road,' on the southerly border of the circle 
at the point designated for a proposed light by the Town com- 
mittee of 1890, and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to 
the petition of J. R. Jennison and others. 

Art. 28. To see what action the Town will take toward 
locating two electric lights in Mountain Park, Upper Swampscott, 
and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to the petition of 
\Y. E. Doughty and others. 

Art. 29. To see what action the Town will take to extend the 
water-pipe a distance of five hundred feet along Humphrey 
street, from the corner of Salem and Humphrey streets, and appro- 
priate money for the same, agreeable to the petition of Fredd O. 
Thompson and others. 

Art. 30. To see what action the Town will take to extend the 
water main on Essex street from the junction of Burrill street, 
easterly, a distance of 4,500 feet, to use 6-inch pipe with necessary 
hydrants, gates, etc., and appropriate money for the same, agree- 
able to the petition of Alfred F. Pyne and others. 

Art. 31. To see if the Town will extend the 8-inch water 
main on Humphrey street to Orient street, there to connect with 
the pipe now laid, and appropriate money therefor, agreeable to 
the petition of E. B. Roberts and others. 

Art. 32. To see what action the Town will take to cause a 
suitable number of hydrants for fire purposes, to be placed on 
Monument avenue and Elmwood road, under the direction of the 
Engineers of the Fire Department, and appropriate money for the 
same, agreeable to the petition of (lias. G. Bailey and others. 

Art. 33. To see what action the Town will take to cause the 
wall enclosing the estate of Frederick O. Ellis at the corner of Bur- 
rill, and New Ocean streets to be raised, so as to conform to the 
raising of the grade of the sidewalk by the Town, and appropriate 
money for the same, agreeable to the petition of D. P. Stimpson 
and others. 

ART. 34. To see what action the Town will take to construct 
a sidewalk on the easterly side of Beach Bluff avenue, from 
Humphrey street to Atlantic avenue ; also to cause a drain to be 
made across said Beach Bluff avenue, in front of the house of 



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Maurice Flynn, and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to 
the petition of Wm. G. Means and others. 

Art. 35. To see what action the Town will take to construct 
a continuous line of sidewalk upon the westerly side of Humph- 
rey street, from Beach Bluff avenue to the Phillips Beach Station 
of the Boston & Maine Railroad, and appropriate money for the 
same, agreeable to the petition of Allen Rowe and others. 

Art. 36. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of $500 
for the construction of Catch Basins and Paving Gutters. 

Art. 37. To see if the Town will adopt the following By-Law : 
That the Sealer of Weights and Measures for this Town shall be 
paid a salary, to be fixed by the Selectmen at the time of his ap- 
pointment. 

Art. 38. To see what action the Town will take in relation to 
a By-Law requiring. the licensing of plumbers in connection with 
the public water service, agreeable to the petition of Kendall Pol- 
lard and others. 

Art. 39. To see what action the Town will take to extend 
Pine street, under the Boston & Maine Railroad to Beach avenue, 
and appropriate money for the same, agreeable to the petition of 
J. H. Crosman and others. 

Art. 40. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of $25 
for the care of the Monument Lot. 

Art. 41. To see if the Town ,will appropriate a sufficient sum 
of money to furnish and set edgestones on Humphrey street from 
the Town way to Kings Beach to Ocean Cottage, as recommended 
by the Selectmen. 

Art. 42. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of $200 
for the purpose of placing a fire-alarm box at the corner of High- 
land and King streets ; and a box near Highland Hall, Mountain 
Park, agreeable to the recommendation of the Board of Engineers. 

The polls to be kept open until 4.30 o'clock p.m. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by 
posting attested copies thereof at the Town Hall, 
Depot, Post Office, and three other public and con- 
spicuous places in the Town, seven days "at least be- 
fore the time of holding said meeting-. 



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Hereof fail not, and make due return of this 
Warrant, with your doings thereon, to the Town 
Clerk, at the time and place of meeting as aforesaid. - 
Given under our hands, this Second day of 
March, in the year one thousand eight hundred 
and ninety-one. 



AARON R. BUNTING, 
ANDREW L. HARRIS, 
ARTHUR C. WIDGER, 




Selectmen 



A true copy. Attest: